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  • Chemical safety reform: We're not there yet

    "The perfect should not be the enemy of the good" is perhaps the most-repeated axiom you hear on Capitol Hill. But when a bill is this crucial to public health and safety, there's another axiom to heed: "The devil is in the details." This week, the...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit against Muncie lead smelter settled

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Exide Technologies has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleged Clean Air Act regulations were violated by the company's Muncie lead smelter. According to federal officials, Exide Technologies has agreed to...
  • City leans against making green power choice for consumers

    In light of the upcoming switch to a new electricity supplier for Highland Park residents, the city council is revisiting the merits of a 100 percent green energy program for consumers. Consumers wouldn't receive their electricity directly from, say,...
  • Hartford Budget Proposal Puts PCB Cleanup at $4M

    Hartford Budget Proposal Puts PCB Cleanup at $4M
    HARTFORD — The city estimates that clearing the contamination at Clark Elementary School could cost $4 million, a rough guess included in a draft of Hartford's capital improvement plans. The 2015-16 proposal indicates that the state would fund...
  • State considers task force on pipelines that move shale gas

    State considers task force on pipelines that move shale gas
    Pennsylvania environmental regulators are planning to create a collaborative task force to develop ways to "plan smarter," as companies build tens of thousands of miles of pipelines in the next decade to bring Marcellus Shale natural gas to market....
  • Elgin extending South Street 1.7 miles

    Elgin extending South Street 1.7 miles
    If things go as now planned, Elgin City Engineer Joe Evers said that work on a long-in-the-works extension of South Street should begin this August, with the project finally finished by the end of 2016. Wednesday evening, the City Council will...
  • Is Justice Clarence Thomas eccentric?

    Is Justice Clarence Thomas eccentric?
    U.S. Supreme Court justices may be wise, obtuse, fair or political, but we don't ordinarily think of them as eccentric. William Douglas, who was on the court in the middle of the 20th century, has long counted as the only unambiguously eccentric justice....
  • Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative

    Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative
    Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
  • Dominion warns of blackouts if James River line is delayed

    Dominion warns of blackouts if James River line is delayed
    Peninsula residents and businesses could face brownouts or rolling blackouts early in 2017 if Dominion Virginia Power can't get started on a controversial transmission line across the James River by the end of the summer, company officials warned the Army...
  • Regulators detail Exide battery plant closure after decades of pollution

    Regulators detail Exide battery plant closure after decades of pollution
    Exide Technologies will immediately begin shutting down its embattled battery recycling plant in Vernon after reaching an agreement, which federal officials announced Thursday, that allows the company to avoid facing criminal prosecution for decades of...