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Environmental Politics

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  • Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling

    Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling
    Alarmed by the spread of oil drilling in the Everglades, environmental activists and some lawmakers are pressing for stricter regulation of the energy industry and a state ban on new fracking-like techniques that blast open oil deposits near Florida's...
  • Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment). In a tale of...
  • Mark Phelan: Tips on saving gas for summer driving season

    As the summer driving season begins in earnest, keeping an eye on your fuel economy can put dollars in your pocket. The folks behind the invaluable website Fueleconomy.gov the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency offer some...
  • Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

    Guarding local swimmers  [Editorial]
    The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • Don't get burned trying to stretch your gas mileage

    If you're fuming about gas prices as you fuel up to hit the road for a summer getaway, think twice before pouring something in your tank or installing something on your engine that promises to improve your fuel efficiency. Chances are it won't make much...
  • NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer

    NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer
    The Chesapeake Bay can expect bigger oxygen-depleted dead zones than average this summer, and many of the marine creatures that live in its depths will face a tougher struggle to survive. The forecast comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • When government fails its citizens

    When government fails its citizens
    Governments can fail their people in three basic ways, as Americans are ruefully discovering. Governments can fail to deliver vital services. They can deliver them but do it poorly and expensively, while favoring political cronies. And they can crunch the...
  • Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

    It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill's water. Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor,...
  • Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

    Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the...
  • The shoddy science behind developers' push to delist the California gnatcatcher

    To the editor: The idea to delist the California gnatcatcher, pushed by developers, is based on second-rate science. ("Developers seek end to federal protections for California gnatcatcher," June 29) I was a reviewer for the developer-funded paper...