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Environmental Pollution

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  • Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag

    Finally, L.A. blows away the ghastly plastic bag
    Not only can you fight City Hall, sometimes City Hall can fight itself and win — defeating civic inertia and civic politics. So, good job, Los Angeles! As of Tuesday, the city’s January ban on single-use plastic bags for many big retailers...
  • Commentary: Look at general plan measure with skepticism

    On July 8, the Newport Beach City Council will consider placing on the November ballot a measure amending the general plan — a plan that voters adopted after extensive outreach and input in 2006. The proposed amendment would reduce allowable...
  • Alternative to fewer trains is much higher pollution

    The headline story in Sunday’s paper "Rail yard air pollution plagues neighborhoods; EPA study finds dangerous levels of soot from trucks, trains" is misleading. The EPA study cited is inconclusive regarding the primary source responsible for...
  • Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

    Guarding local swimmers  [Editorial]
    The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
  • Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark

    Sen. Kevin de León angers the Central Valley with 'tumbleweed' remark
    As a former resident of Bakersfield, I cringed when I read state Sen. Kevin de León’s comments about the decision to start building the bullet train in the Central Valley – a place he described as “the middle of nowhere” and just...
  • OCC expansion plans worry neighbors

    Costa Mesa residents will likely see increased traffic on city streets and more noise during construction as Orange Coast College moves forward with its Vision 2020 plan for expansion, according to an environmental impact report. The 486-page document...
  • CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]

    CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]
    While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear...
  • 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...
  • Winnetka considers ban on coal tar driveway sealants

    Winnetka considers ban on coal tar driveway sealants
    Determined to reduce pollutants found in stormwater and elsewhere in the local environment, officials in Winnetka this week moved one step closer to banning the use of coal tar-based driveway and parking lot sealants in the village. If the proposed coal...