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Environmental Politics

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  • Ozone compliance depends on toughness of new standard

     Ozone compliance depends on toughness of new standard
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency is expected to hand down more stringent ozone standards by Oct. 1, a move the state of Indiana says will hurt businesses. Some businesses, such as NIPSCO, already have made improvements to their power plants...
  • White House emphasizes impact of climate change on public health

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled a long list of actions ranging from corporate and academic partnerships to community programs to highlight the health impacts of climate change. Tech giants such as Google and Microsoft will conduct...
  • Conservatives find political red meat in USDA diet guidelines

    WASHINGTON From the IRS to the Environmental Protection Agency to the Federal Communications Commission, federal agencies are under more scrutiny from congressional Republicans concerned about regulatory overreach than at any time in Barack Obama's...
  • In many states, lieutenant governors take on larger role

    WASHINGTON A state's second-in-command is often first to joke about being No. 2. As lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Win Rockefeller liked to say the job was state government's spare tire: kept in the dark, pumped up and hoped it's never used. Now,...
  • Fast-tracking trade deals can derail economy, send jobs abroad

    Some things improve with age; others just get worse over time. Promoting unfair trade has always been a bad idea, but in the past year-and-a-half, it's become clearer just how bad. Even so, Congress is about to consider a plan that would grease the way...
  • Crews still cleaning Lake Erie oil spill off Cleveland

    Crews are still working around the clock to clean up an oil spill in Lake Erie off Cleveland. Officials said on Wednesday said that tests concluded the substance spilled into Lake Erie near the Forest City Yacht Club last week was lube oil. Cleveland...
  • Study links radon levels in Pennsylvania homes to fracking

    Study links radon levels in Pennsylvania homes to fracking
    A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links elevated levels of radioactive radon in Pennsylvania homes to the flurry of natural gas wells drilled across the state using the controversial technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." In a...
  • Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

    Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird's continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest forests where it lives. The U.S. Fish and...
  • Coal-waste power plants benefit environment

    Coal-waste power plants benefit environment
    The recent Your View about new coal-ash rules is well-written but fails to address one of the most important aspects of this subject — the huge effort to eliminate mountains of polluting coal ash from our Pennsylvania landscapes. We presently have...
  • Massive fire puts spotlight back on Chinese chemical plants

    Massive fire puts spotlight back on Chinese chemical plants
    A blaze at a chemical factory in southeastern China has put a fresh spotlight on the safety and management of such facilities and their potential environmental impact. The fire broke out Monday at the Taiwanese-owned Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon...
  • Ohio getting over $4M to fight toxic algae in Lake Erie

    Ohio is getting another $4 million to battle the toxic algae in Lake Erie. The money will come from the federal the Great Lakes Restoration fund and go toward projects in the Maumee River watershed and the Sandusky River watershed in northwestern Ohio....