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Environmental Pollution

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  • California earmarks a quarter of its cap-and-trade riches for environmental justice

    One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go to housing and public transit programs for poor and minority communities this year, according to the recently approved state budget. The decision caps a...
  • Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule

     Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule
    The Clean Water Act, which has been on the books since 1972,, has slowed the degradation of the nation's lakes, rivers and streams by blocking polluters from using waterways as sewers. Careful oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency has brought...
  • Md. ought to have cleaner air [Letter]

    Md. ought to have cleaner air [Letter]
    Biking and walking are my favorite ways to travel around Baltimore. To be sure I'll make it to work without stopping to wheeze for air, I subscribe to a daily bulletin for air quality reports. Recently, the air quality indicator has been yellow rather...
  • South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools

    South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools
    A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city. Students from...
  • Air quality alert in effect with 90s, humidity forecast Tuesday

    Air quality alert in effect with 90s, humidity forecast Tuesday
    Temperatures are forecast to hit the lower 90s Tuesday with the heat and sunshine fueling a rise in ozone pollution, prompting an air quality alert. A "code orange" air quality alert is in effect, a hazardous level for children, the elderly and those...
  • Cove Point plant threatens nearby residents' health and safety [Letter]

    Cove Point plant threatens nearby residents' health and safety [Letter]
    In its permit ruling last month, the Maryland Public Service Commission stated that the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas refinery is not in the public interest and would be a net economic negative for the state. That should have been the end of...
  • Next governor must tackle agricultural pollution [Commentary]

    Next governor must tackle agricultural pollution [Commentary]
    It's not easy telling the next governor of Maryland that he or she needs to start thinking right now about manure, but the winner of this fall's election won't have any time to waste. Toxic algal blooms and intersex fish are two examples of the threat...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...