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Environmental Pollution

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  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling

    Controversy spreads over Everglades oil drilling
    Alarmed by the spread of oil drilling in the Everglades, environmental activists and some lawmakers are pressing for stricter regulation of the energy industry and a state ban on new fracking-like techniques that blast open oil deposits near Florida's...
  • Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear...
  • Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were...
  • Southern California port truck drivers loading up on wage-theft cases

    Southern California port truck drivers loading up on wage-theft cases
    After years of complaining about working conditions, truck drivers who move goods at Southern California's sprawling ports appear to be making headway. Drivers have filed lawsuits and have flooded the state with hundreds of claims alleging that they...
  • OCC expansion plans worry neighbors

    Costa Mesa residents will likely see increased traffic on city streets and more noise during construction as Orange Coast College moves forward with its Vision 2020 plan for expansion, according to an environmental impact report. The 486-page document...
  • Major Sewer Project Planned In Old Lyme

    OLD LYME — The town and its beach communities are close to an agreement on a major project that would install sewers for the town's thousands of summer homes. Small lots in each beach community are packed densely along the Long Island Sound...
  • Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark

    Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark
    As a former resident of Bakersfield, I cringed when I read state Sen. Kevin de León’s comments about the decision to start building the bullet train in the Central Valley – a place he described as “the middle of nowhere” and just...
  • Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

    Guarding local swimmers  [Editorial]
    The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
  • Alternative to fewer trains is much higher pollution

    The headline story in Sunday’s paper "Rail yard air pollution plagues neighborhoods; EPA study finds dangerous levels of soot from trucks, trains" is misleading. The EPA study cited is inconclusive regarding the primary source responsible for...
  • Commentary: Look at general plan measure with skepticism

    On July 8, the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the general plan — a plan that voters adopted after extensive outreach and input in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable...