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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...
  • 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,...
  • Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case

    Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case
    The Albertsons company was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the grocery chain of illegal disposal, transportation, storage and mismanagement of hazardous waste at its 188 California locations.  The company...
  • U.S. envoy Max Baucus to China: More business ties, less cyber-theft

    In his first public address on the U.S.-China relationship since taking up the post of U.S. ambassador, Max Baucus said Wednesday that “the U.S. welcomes China’s rise” and that his priorities include pushing for a bilateral investment...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congress the butt of Obama's climate science jokes

    Congress the butt of Obama's climate science jokes
    President Barack Obama lampooned congressional skepticism over climate change on Wednesday, saying that lawmakers who balk at tackling air pollution are either blind to science or cowed by extremists. In a speech to the League of Conservation Voters, the...
  • Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

    Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer
    Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer. Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
  • Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick

    Swimmers beware: water at some U.S. beaches may make you sick
    (Reuters) - Every summer millions of American families head for beaches, but few stop to think of the possibility that the water they swim in may harbor enough bacteria to cause stomach flu and a host of other illnesses. The Natural Resources Defense...
  • Maryland must grow its cities [Letter]

    Maryland must grow its cities [Letter]
    Kudos to Richard Hall for his commentary entitled "Redevelop Md.'s future" (June 26). It echoes what I have been saying for the past 25 years or so. Better to increase the infill development in places where there is already infrastructure in place than...