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Environmental Pollution

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  • Supreme Court balances clean air against clean law

    In a decision that was a legal defeat for the Obama administration but may well be a practical victory, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices voted 5-4 to block the Environmental Protection Agency from a creative-yet-practical interpretation of...
  • Groups trying to scrub exfoliating microbeads from store shelves

    Groups trying to scrub exfoliating microbeads from store shelves
    You know those colorful, plastic, exfoliating microbeads suspended in hundreds of face and body washes, scrubs and toothpaste? They can pollute waterways and poison fish and birds. Environmentalists, politicians and others, including groups in Los...
  • Supreme Court upholds rules curbing greenhouse gases from power plants

    The Obama administration’s drive to regulate global-warming gases won a surprising victory in the Supreme Court on Monday with the support of two conservative justices. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Antonin Scalia joined the court&...
  • Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation

    Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation
    The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit,...
  • Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

    Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Boehner's GOP House to sue Obama, but who'll sue the House?

    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) isn’t just speaking partisan craziness when he says he plans to initiate a lawsuit against President Obama for overzealous executive action — in other words, the president making law when Congress has...
  • NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer

    NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer
    The Chesapeake Bay can expect bigger oxygen-depleted dead zones than average this summer, and many of the marine creatures that live in its depths will face a tougher struggle to survive. The forecast comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Supreme Court reaffirms EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, June 25: For the third time in seven years, the Supreme Court this week reaffirmed the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. It'...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines

    Long overdue: Malibu elitists who impede public access now face fines
    Since summertime is upon us, here is a modest proposal for Malibu: Stop enforcing any “no parking” signs on Pacific Coast Highway. Most of them are probably fake anyway. Owners of beachside homes in California have gotten so out of control...