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Environmental Pollution

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag

    Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag
    Not only can you fight City Hall, sometimes City Hall can fight itself and win — defeating civic inertia and civic politics. So, good job, Los Angeles! As of Tuesday, the city’s January ban on single-use plastic bags for many big retailers...
  • Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble

    Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble
    It would be so much easier if the whales had faced just one problem. In the decade since Puget Sound's southern-resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where orcas go in winter. They've...
  • Arkansas spill pollution case against Exxon can proceed, court says

    Federal and state attorneys who sued Exxon Mobil Corp. over its Arkansas pipeline spill have won court rulings to keep the lawsuit alive and to deny the company's attempt to limit the information it must provide in the case. The rulings, which came...
  • EPA's clean power plan will boost economy, create jobs

    GREEN BAY, Wis. In early June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a long-term plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The agency describes its Clean Power Plan as a "common-sense" way to reduce risks to public...