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  • End 'rain tax' ridicule rap, repeal and replace law

    End 'rain tax' ridicule rap, repeal and replace law
    I don't know about anyone else around here, but I am sick of hearing about the "rain tax," which is the clever shorthand the snarkosphere came up with three years ago to describe something that takes a lot more than two words to explain. It's actually a...
  • Classes to resume at Nevada school after mercury spill

    Classes are expected to resume Tuesday at a rural Nevada school that was evacuated last week after a student spilled mercury in the hallways and others tracked it through the building. The student got the mercury from a relative's garage, and on Thursday...
  • 2 states, U.S. appealing judge's ruling on Great Lakes wolves

    2 states, U.S. appealing judge's ruling on Great Lakes wolves
    The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region. Michigan filed an appeal document Friday with the U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • LAFD failed to inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says

    LAFD failed to inspect hundreds of hazardous sites, state says
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances, according to a state report released...
  • Dominion has strong 2015 legislative session

    Virginia's 2015 legislative session was a good one for energy giant Dominion Resources Inc., the state's most politically influential company. Legislation it wanted passed, passed. Bills it didn't like did not. Employing a small army of lobbyists with...
  • 2 states, feds fight renewed legal protection for Great Lakes wolves

    2 states, feds fight renewed legal protection for Great Lakes wolves
    The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region. Michigan filed an appeal document Friday with the U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Wolf administration to show how it'll challenge gas industry

    Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus Shale natural gas industry. Next week, Wolf's Department of Environmental...
  • Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin

    The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin announced Friday it was closing its office in Hurley, saying future investment was "unfeasible at this time," a move that marks the end for now of the project near Lake Superior that...
  • Kieron Quinn

    Kieron Quinn
    Kieron F. Quinn, a retired attorney who had practiced admiralty and environmental law and took on class-action cases, died of complications from cancer Feb. 13 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Riderwood resident was 73. Born in Lowell, Mass.,...
  • As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help

    As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help
    The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is experiencing a bad case of deja vu, and it's probably not the only rescue facility feeling that way. The center, which rehabilitates ocean-dwelling animals and returns them to their habitat, has seen...
  • More evidence found of toxic contamination in waters off Sparrows Point

    More evidence found of toxic contamination in waters off Sparrows Point
    New testing has found more evidence of serious contamination in a creek bordering the former steel mill at Sparrows Point, prompting environmentalists to question the adequacy of the cleanup plan for the Baltimore County peninsula now targeted for...