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Environmental Pollution

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  • Smog limits are badly needed

    Smog limits are badly needed
    Maryland has the worst air on the East Coast and highest premature death rate in the nation. National Academy of Sciences data suggest that health impacts resulting from fossil fuels cost $73 per household per month in Maryland and are a drag on the...
  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • Tips: How to Build a Cleaner Fire in Woodstoves or Fireplaces

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...
  • Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable

    Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable
    No air quality advisories have been issued in downtown Los Angeles after Monday morning's massive fire, but some area employers were handing out masks to make breathing more comfortable for workers. The fire destroyed an apartment tower under...
  • Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador

    A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease. The deal was to have earned SARP...
  • City smog threatens our health and the economy

    City smog threatens our health and the economy
    The EPA's recent decision to tighten limits on smog pollution is commendable and necessary ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8). Maryland has some of the worst air pollution on the eastern seaboard, with 86 percent of residents living in areas...
  • A Pacific Coast model for addressing climate change

    A Pacific Coast model for addressing climate change
    The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, is wrapping up Friday after 12 days of negotiations on global carbon emissions. Yet, even as we work through the complexities of an international agreement, it would be a mistake to miss the...
  • Stricter ozone standards would be disastrous for the economy

    Stricter ozone standards would be disastrous for the economy
    Your editorial on ozone regulations suggests we would have no national ozone standards at all without the EPA's onerous new regulations ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8). Not true. The current ozone standards of 75 parts per billion (ppb) are...
  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...
  • Winnetka considers ban on coal tar driveway sealants

    Winnetka considers ban on coal tar driveway sealants
    Determined to reduce pollutants found in stormwater and elsewhere in the local environment, officials in Winnetka this week moved one step closer to banning the use of coal tar-based driveway and parking lot sealants in the village. If the proposed coal...
  • EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight

     EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight
    From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street. What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...