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  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • Cleaner air is linked to stronger lungs in Southern California children

    Cleaner air is linked to stronger lungs in Southern California children
    Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California. The research by USC scientists, published in the New...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Democrats reintroduce 'Frack Pack' oil and gas regulations

    A group of bills called the "Frack Pack" announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative

    Stronger ozone standards are more than a moral and legal imperative
    Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
  • House panel weighs air pollution limits Hogan yanked

    House panel weighs air pollution limits Hogan yanked
    A House committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that would impose an air pollution regulation that Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew when he took office. The bill, sponsored by Del. Dana Stein, would require Maryland's coal-burning power plants...
  • 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...