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  • Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay

    Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay
    Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
  • Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking

    Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking
    The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and...
  • South L.A.'s Allenco fined $99,000 over toxic emissions

    South L.A.'s Allenco fined $99,000 over toxic emissions
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday fined an oil operation in a South Los Angeles neighborhood $99,000 for failing to take steps to prevent release of toxic emissions. Allenco Energy Inc., which owns the 2-acre site in the University...
  • Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants

    Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants
    Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois. In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • Cost of not taking a smart meter arrives

    Cost of not taking a smart meter arrives
    As bills go out with the first fees for customers who don't want smart meters, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is pressing to apply the charges to a much larger group — people the utility says have ignored repeated requests to switch out old meters...
  • What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

    Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
  • Second Hand Smoke in Community Associations

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff             "Secondhand smoke," means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker....
  • Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities. The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
  • 400,000 in Ohio without drinking water

    400,000 in Ohio without drinking water
    Testing of water for toxins in Toledo, Ohio, continued on Sunday as some 400,000 people remained without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said some...
  • Toledo lifts ban on drinking tap water

    TOLEDO, Ohio The ban of drinking water in northwest Ohio was lifted early Monday, after tests of Toledo water showed safe levels of the toxin microcystin. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins announced at a 9:30 a.m. ET news conference that all tests in the...