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  • Do it for the manatees, GOP lawmaker says of protecting coal plants

    WASHINGTON From November to April, hundreds of manatees huddle in the warm discharge canal of one of Florida's biggest coal-fired plants, the Big Bend Power Station near Tampa, as camera-toting families point and laugh from a viewing deck at the gentle...
  • Democrats reintroduce 'Frack Pack' oil and gas regulations

    A group of bills called the "Frack Pack" announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in...
  • City to convert parking lots into green infrastructure

     City to convert parking lots into green infrastructure
    A $250,000 federal grant will be used to turn 15 city-owned parking lots in Gary into infrastructure that would reduce the level of untreated storm water that gets into the city's sewer system. GARY – The Common Council gave approval this week...
  • Frosh criticizes chemical regulation bill as too weak

    Frosh criticizes chemical regulation bill as too weak
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday criticized a bipartisan bill intended to overhaul federal chemical regulations because it would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to preempt the oversight of some chemicals by...
  • Environmentalists upset with Va. official over coal ash bill

    Environmentalists said they are upset that one of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's top environmental officials testified in support Wednesday of federal legislation they say will hurt efforts to curb pollution from coal ash. Virginia Department of...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: March 13 Miami Herald on blocking the sunshine: Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of the Associated Press, nails it on our Other Views page: "The Freedom of Information Act and state open-records laws are...
  • East Dundee officials: higher levels of lead in water of older homes

    Earlier this week, East Dundee residents received notice from the village that elevated levels of lead in drinking water were found in some older homes. However, said East Dundee's Water Superintendent Tim Wilson, the cause is not the water delivered by...
  • House passes GOP bills targeting EPA's 'secret science'

    The House has passed two Republican-backed bills that would place new restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency. A bill approved Wednesday would require the EPA to disclose scientific data behind proposed regulations, while a measure passed...
  • Bay health: Md. gov finds middle ground on fertilizer rules

    Watchdogs concerned with the health of the Chesapeake Bay found common ground Wednesday with farmers on some changes to Maryland's long-range plan for managing phosphorous and other fertilizer runoff that pollute the watershed. The administration of...
  • Indiana joins 10 states in opposing tougher EPA ozone limits

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and 10 other Republican governors are urging the federal government to drop a push for stricter standards on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illnesses, warning the proposed limits would harm their states'...
  • W.Va. water company, EPA promoting 'Fix a Leak Week'

    A leak here, a drippy faucet there — it all adds up to more than 1 trillion gallons of water lost annually in the U.S. That loss of water is behind the annual Fix a Leak Week campaign nationally and in West Virginia. Here, West Virginia American...