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Environmental Politics

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  • EPA adds Kokomo site to priority cleanup list

    A nearly 300-acre plume of tainted groundwater in Kokomo has been added to the federal Superfund program's priority list that seeks to move along investigations of industrial contamination. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that vinyl...
  • Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury

    Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury
    Long before coal-fired power plants were known as major contributors to global warming, they were pegged as the primary airborne source of mercury, as well as emitters of many other pollutants. Mercury is extremely toxic; when it falls into waterways...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • US EPA proposes adding Calumet City site to Superfund list

    US EPA proposes adding Calumet City site to Superfund list
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed adding a northern Illinois pesticide manufacturing site to its National Priorities Lists of Superfund sites. The former Estech General Chemical Co. produced fertilizers and insecticides at the 54-acre...
  • Power companies seek to end losing skid on EPA at top US court

    WASHINGTON Think the U.S. Supreme Court is pro- business? Try telling that to the utility industry. Coal-dependent power companies have taken a pounding at the high court over the last decade, most recently with two losses last year on Obama...
  • Pennsylvania farms damaging Chesapeake

    Pennsylvania farms damaging Chesapeake
    For the second time in as many years, Pennsylvania's efforts to reduce agricultural pollution damaging the ecological health of Chesapeake Bay have received failing grades. The latest report, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the bay...
  • Pesticide may have sickened Delaware family in the Caribbean

    Federal environmental officials say a pesticide believed to contain a chemical that is prohibited for residential use was applied at a Virgin Islands resort where several members of a Delaware family became seriously ill. U.S. Environmental Protection...
  • GOP lawmaker targets Obama climate plan

    House Republicans on Monday targeted a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Rep. Ed Whitfield of...
  • Colombia drug debate revived as herbicide deemed carcinogen

    The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs. The International Agency for Research on...
  • World's most popular weed-killer labeled 'probable carcinogen'

    World's most popular weed-killer labeled 'probable carcinogen'
    One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer...
  • EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court

    EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court
    Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers...