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Environmental Politics

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  • EPA: Waste incinerator released dangerous toxins into air

    A hazardous-waste incinerator in Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The federal...
  • Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case

    One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case. United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker of the Eastern District of North Carolina...
  • DuPage Children's Museum to reopen in summer

    DuPage Children's Museum to reopen in summer
    The DuPage Children's Museum's Naperville location is on track to reopen this summer. While the staff initially expected to reopen in the spring, the museum leadership decided to instead move up planned exhibit improvements, thus pushing back the...
  • Apple's green initiative offers a smidgen of hope

    Apple's green initiative offers a smidgen of hope
    It's easy to be cynical about big companies' claims that they cherish the environment. If that were so, why are industrial waste and emissions among the biggest reasons our planet is so screwed up? Every so often, though, there's reason for hope. Or...
  • EPA: Pekin company to stop selling unapproved refrigerants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a Pekin, Illinois company will pay a $300,000 fine for selling unapproved refrigerants and will stop marketing the product. The agreement settles federal claims that Enviro-Safe Refrigerants was marketing and...
  • US settles with New York coke plant for $12M over pollution

    A coal-burning industrial plant that a federal official called an "environmental outlaw" has agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims that it polluted the air and water with harmful chemicals, authorities said Monday. The agreement entered in U.S....
  • Coal-fired SS Badger set to resume service after retrofit

    Coal-fired SS Badger set to resume service after retrofit
    Operators of a 63-year-old coal-fired passenger ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Wisconsin and Michigan have made the necessary environmental improvements to keep the vintage vessel in service, U.S. regulators announced...
  • In rural Colombia, ban on anti-coca herbicide is bittersweet

    Manuel de Jesus Sanchez holds up a green poncho to protect his skin from the midday sun. The farmer says he was working in a rice paddy four years ago when a crop duster buzzed by, dumping large quantities of what everyone here refers to as "the poison."...
  • Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all

    Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all
    The invaluable yet lowly diaper was first mass-produced in 1887, a rectangle of oft-soiled, washable cotton fabric unimproved for more than 60 years, until a disposable version appeared. Ever since, the cloth diaper has fought a losing battle against...
  • What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell is parking two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north. The first drill rig, the Polar Pioneer, arrived in Seattle waters on Thursday, with the other — the Noble Discoverer — at a...
  • NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    NRG committed to clean air in Md.
    Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in The Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy,...