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Environmental Pollution

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  • State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
    Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
  • Lower Saucon wants state health study on IESI Bethlehem Landfill

    Lower Saucon wants state health study on IESI Bethlehem Landfill
    Lower Saucon officials have asked the state Department of Health to study whether IESI Bethlehem Landfill is impacting residents' health. The township council recently learned the health department is conducting a study in two Lackawanna County...
  • Santa Barbara fisherman files suit against oil pipeline company

    Santa Barbara fisherman files suit against oil pipeline company
    A Santa Barbara fisherman is suing the Texas owners of the oil pipeline that ruptured last month, spilling up to 105,000 gallons of crude along the coast near Refugio State Beach, for economic damages. Lawyers for Stace Cheverez said in a complaint...
  • Clean up Maryland's coal-fired plants

    Clean up Maryland's coal-fired plants
    I was extremely disappointed to see that one of Gov. Larry Hogan's first acts as new governor was to cancel already approved regulations that would help clean up our state's dirtiest coal-fired power plants. As op-ed writers Dana M. Stein, Shirley...
  • Los Angeles brewers to celebrate L.A. Beer Week with Unity

    Los Angeles brewers to celebrate L.A. Beer Week with Unity
    L.A. Beer Week's move from September to June isn’t the only big change for the event this year. Its opening festival is moving from Chinatown to Exposition Park, and Unity -- the official brew of the celebration of craft-brewing culture -- is...
  • Forks turns down request for donation to fight compressor expansion

    Following a lengthy debate with township residents and each other, the Forks Township Board of Supervisors denied by a 3-2 vote a request to make a $5,000 donation to the Energy Justice Network to fight Columbia Gas Transmission's compressor expansion...
  • After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash

    After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash
    Duke Energy may have been hauled into federal court and smacked with a $102-million penalty for polluting North Carolina rivers with potentially toxic coal ash, but that didn’t do much for the tainted well water at Barbara Morales’ house....
  • Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule

    Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule
    State lawmakers gave their reluctant approval Friday to a watered-down plan by the Hogan administration to curb smog-forming air pollution from Maryland's coal-fired power plants. While clearing the way for modest emission reductions this summer,...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti must now put his plan into action

    Mayor Eric Garcetti must now put his plan into action
    Mayor Eric Garcetti released a sweeping plan this week that outlines his environmental and economic priorities and sets measurable goals in a wide range of areas, from cutting smog and reducing the city's reliance on imported water to adding bike-share...
  • 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...
  • Hazy days ahead as smog season arrives

    Hazy days ahead as smog season arrives
    South Florida's usually good air quality worsens this time of year, as dry, sunny days create ideal conditions for the formation of smog. From late March through June, the period between the cool temperatures of winter and the thunderstorms of summer,...