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  • Clean up Maryland's coal-fired plants

    Clean up Maryland's coal-fired plants
    I was extremely disappointed to see that one of Gov. Larry Hogan's first acts as new governor was to cancel already approved regulations that would help clean up our state's dirtiest coal-fired power plants. As op-ed writers Dana M. Stein, Shirley...
  • Los Angeles brewers to celebrate L.A. Beer Week with Unity

    Los Angeles brewers to celebrate L.A. Beer Week with Unity
    L.A. Beer Week's move from September to June isn’t the only big change for the event this year. Its opening festival is moving from Chinatown to Exposition Park, and Unity -- the official brew of the celebration of craft-brewing culture -- is...
  • Forks turns down request for donation to fight compressor expansion

    Following a lengthy debate with township residents and each other, the Forks Township Board of Supervisors denied by a 3-2 vote a request to make a $5,000 donation to the Energy Justice Network to fight Columbia Gas Transmission's compressor expansion...
  • Mongolia's booming Ulan Bator, world's coldest capital, is choking on smoke

    Mongolia's booming Ulan Bator, world's coldest capital, is choking on smoke
    Thirteenth century Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan worshiped the sky as a god and declared it the source of power as his hordes built the world's most expansive empire. In the last few years, however, smog and ash have increasingly blotted out the sky...
  • Indiana officials push back against reducing ozone levels

    Indiana environmental officials and Republican Gov. Mike Pence are pushing back against new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that would reduce the amount of ozone levels allowed in the atmosphere. Indiana Department of...
  • Lower Saucon wants state health study on IESI Bethlehem Landfill

    Lower Saucon wants state health study on IESI Bethlehem Landfill
    Lower Saucon officials have asked the state Department of Health to study whether IESI Bethlehem Landfill is impacting residents' health. The township council recently learned the health department is conducting a study in two Lackawanna County...
  • State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality

    State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality
    Even though we've been enjoying spring's warmer breezes, the truth is that regardless of your Baltimore city or county ZIP code, we are all breathing contaminated air. This isn't just Baltimore's problem. Who knew that 85 percent of Marylanders breathe...
  • Why won't NRG bring clean energy to Maryland?

    Why won't NRG bring clean energy to Maryland?
    I'm disappointed that NRG Energy executive Lee Davis chose to escalate the discussion about last year's blocked NOx regulations in his op-ed, "NRG Committed to Clean Air in Md." (May 11). In other regions, NRG is working hard to re-brand its image as a...
  • O-zones: Taking up arms against allergy misery

    Bless you! I mean that in a spiritual sense, of course, but it's also meant as acceptance and affirmation of that sneeze you just let loose a moment ago. Chances are there was one. As you may have heard, seasonal allergies are a bugger this year. It's...
  • NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    NRG committed to clean air in Md.
    Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in The Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy,...
  • ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case

    ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case
    Texas energy companies ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 will pay a total of $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that hundreds of their gas stations violated California anti-pollution laws since 2006. The civil complaint, filed in January 2013,...