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Environmental Politics

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  • Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation

    Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation
    The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part

     Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part
    Owners of coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in Illinois told regulators Monday that they should look to other generators to reduce the state's carbon footprint. "A more cost-effective approach for Illinois is likely to include the voluntary...
  • Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

    Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
  • Water worries [Editorial]

    Water worries  [Editorial]
    If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to evaluate...
  • Diesel is used in fracking without permits, report says

    Energy companies have used thousands of gallons of diesel to frack for oil and gas without obtaining the necessary permits required under federal law, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project. The watchdog group's review of...
  • Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

    Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground. "Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...
  • Hogan releases new video on Chesapeake Bay

    Hogan releases new video on Chesapeake Bay
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan doubled down on his efforts to seize the issue of the environment from Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown Tuesday, releasing a video in which he criticizes the O'Malley-Brown administration's efforts to...
  • Uber hires Obama strategist David Plouffe for political campaign against cabs, regulations

    SAN FRANCISCO In Uber's latest and perhaps boldest maneuver to counter opposition to its car service app, the startup has tapped David Plouffe, former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, to lead its marketing and policy...
  • Second Hand Smoke in Community Associations

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff             "Secondhand smoke," means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker....
  • A new environmental dispute brews between feds and Texas over water

    AUSTIN, Texas Foretelling a new environmental battle between state and federal regulators, Attorney General Greg Abbott this week demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back down from a proposal to expand the definition of federal waters to...