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Environmental Pollution

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  • Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants

    Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants
    Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down. Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov....
  • At Goddard, NASA scientists turn their gaze Earthward

    At Goddard, NASA scientists turn their gaze Earthward
    GREENBELT NASA scientist George J. Huffman sometimes watches in awe as bands of greens and yellows and reds float across a map of the world on a 20-foot screen at Goddard Space Flight Center. The technology he helped develop uses satellites to track...
  • Hogan's opposition to clean air standards will cost Md. dearly

    Hogan's opposition to clean air standards will cost Md. dearly
    Regarding your article "TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs" (April 2), the ad rightly criticizes the Hogan administration's decision to block regulations required by the EPA to bring Maryland into compliance with federal air quality...
  • Wood-burning ban extended

    Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day. Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
  • Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion

    Too much pressure in equipment triggered Torrance refinery explosion
    Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance's Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday's large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods. The blast jolted nearby residents...
  • TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs

    TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs
    Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office. "Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second...
  • It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed

    It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed
    It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
  • Md. needs more clean energy

    Md. needs more clean energy
    Maryland currently ranks fifth in the nation for worst air quality and produces over 60 percent of its energy from dirty sources like coal and natural gas. Immediately after his inauguration, Gov. Larry Hogan rolled back coal regulations that would have...
  • Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze
    Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick. The child is not the only one...
  • Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains

    Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains
    A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests. In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...