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  • California earmarks a quarter of its cap-and-trade riches for environmental justice

    One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go to housing and public transit programs for poor and minority communities this year, according to the recently approved state budget. The decision caps a...
  • Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar

    Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar
    Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals. “Thousands of...
  • Government, college programs test beach water quality in Arundel

    Government, college programs test beach water quality in Arundel
    Fecal matter, it's enough to make you wonder whether you'll ever want to jump in the water again. But it's summer after all, and what's summer without a dip in the bay or a spin on the water skis. Now there's a way to know how much fecal bacteria is...
  • Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend

    Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend
    A week before the July 4 holiday, a gallon of regular gasoline in the Chicago area costs an average of $4.02, according to AAA Chicago -- about a nickel less than a week ago. In the past two weeks, gasoline prices have declined, said Patrick DeHaan, a...
  • EPA science advisors urge stricter limits on lung-damaging ozone

    EPA science advisors urge stricter limits on lung-damaging ozone
    A committee of scientific advisors has urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a tougher federal standard for ozone, saying current limits on the lung-damaging pollutant fail to protect public health. A letter sent Thursday by the EPA-...
  • Feeling good, America?

    This week's news that the economy had shrunk by 2.9 percent in the first three months of the year recalls one of former President Ronald Reagan's most memorable political lines: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" And so, we ask: How are...
  • Tax increases, TV interviews, public giveaways? Hmmm ...

    Tax increases, TV interviews, public giveaways? Hmmm ...
    In today's Friday files, we have news nuggets where the details either didn't add up or at least made me scratch my head. So our theme is a throwback to the 1990s: Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Thanks, but no thanks. Gov. Rick Scott is well known...
  • Rain delays Naperville construction projects

    Rain delays Naperville construction projects
    Several major construction projects in Naperville are facing delays due to the rainy weather this month. Work at Naper Settlement, Sportsman's Park and the new Knoch Knolls Nature Center has been affected, according to officials. The delays come as...
  • EPA Overreach Just Part Of Obama's Agenda

    The Supreme Court this week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases. The Clean Air Act covers polluters that emit 250 tons per year (or in some cases, 100 tons). This standard makes no sense if...
  • June 28 Letters: People Express, constitutional convention, protect the bay

    Diamond in the rough In a couple of days Peoples Express takes off from Newport News to embark on some cities where we never had non-stops access. The editorial the Daily Press wrote a few weeks ago was dead on in reference to the support each one of us...
  • Reader feedback June 28: Pancakes, pollution, Ragin

    Plethora of pancakes There are close to 20 restaurants in greater Williamsburg serving pancakes. The Daily Press shared a photo gallery showing the outside, inside and cuisine. • Barbara Fowler: On vacation a few years ago, I met a couple from...