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Environmental Pollution

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  • Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution

    Sierra Club, doctors to sue Hogan on power plant pollution
    The Sierra Club and a doctors group said Wednesday that they plan to sue Gov. Larry Hogan's administration for failing to enforce regulations that compel power plants to limit smog pollution. The groups submitted a 30-day notice of their intent to file a...
  • Exide closing Vernon plant to avoid criminal prosecution

    Exide closing Vernon plant to avoid criminal prosecution
    Battery recycler Exide Technologies will permanently close its Vernon plant and avoid criminal charges under an agreement between the company and the U.S. attorney's office reached Wednesday night. Under the deal, Exide will acknowledge criminal...
  • Columbia Gas corrects erroneous air quality permit claim

    Columbia Gas Transmission LLC erroneously claimed in a March 4 regulatory filing with the federal government that it had received Pennsylvania air quality permits for its expansion of a compressor plant in Forks Township. On Monday, the company filed a...
  • China's silenced Jing

    Millions of Chinese speakers around the world have watched "Under the Dome," the 104-minute documentary about China's air pollution situation. The documentary, self-funded by investigative journalist Chai Jing, was released online Feb. 28 and...
  • Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite

    Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite
    Rumors, news reports and social media posts suggest that Tesla Motors has opened a battery swap facility at its Harris Ranch, Calif., supercharger station. It is said to be capable of replacing the battery in a Model S electric sedan in under three...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Health official: Ash likely coming from agricultural burns

    For residents living near the U.S. Highway 441 corridor west of Boynton Beach who may have noticed ash in the area, you're not imagining things. But an official from the Palm Beach County Health Department said there's a natural explanation for the...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti must now put his plan into action

    Mayor Eric Garcetti must now put his plan into action
    Mayor Eric Garcetti released a sweeping plan this week that outlines his environmental and economic priorities and sets measurable goals in a wide range of areas, from cutting smog and reducing the city's reliance on imported water to adding bike-share...
  • Ozone compliance depends on toughness of new standard

     Ozone compliance depends on toughness of new standard
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency is expected to hand down more stringent ozone standards by Oct. 1, a move the state of Indiana says will hurt businesses. Some businesses, such as NIPSCO, already have made improvements to their power plants...