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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...
  • EPA moves to toughen smog limits

    EPA moves to toughen smog limits
    The Obama administration announced Wednesday a long-anticipated move to tighten limits on smog-forming pollution, declaring that despite improvements in air quality in Maryland and nationwide, millions of vulnerable adults and children risk illness and...
  • EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

    EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles
    The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in...
  • Under pressure, EPA seeks tighter ozone standards

    Under pressure, EPA seeks tighter ozone standards
    The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said Wednesday. Under deadline to release its proposal by Monday, the agency said it will seek a...
  • Let California's plastic bag ban stand

    Let California's plastic bag ban stand
    Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5...
  • Foes of Forks' compressor upgrade plan informational meeting

    Foes of Forks' compressor upgrade plan informational meeting
    The PennEast Pipeline isn't the only local natural gas transmission project to generate opposition in the Lehigh Valley. Plans to enlarge a Forks Township compressor station to support an extension of a Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. pipeline between...
  • Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year's Congress Nov. 4, he's charged ahead...
  • EPA proposes lower ozone standard to curtail asthma, other ailments

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and...
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...
  • Automakers launching more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Automakers launching more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Concerned about slow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, automakers are increasingly betting the future of green cars on hydrogen fuel cell technology. Even Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius gas-electric hybrid, will use hydrogen...