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  • Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off

    Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off
    Columnist Dan Rodricks' definition of a "green governor" is way off the mark. There is nothing green about a poultry waste incinerator, which Mr. Rodricks is urging Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to fast-track on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be...
  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
  • FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade

    FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade
    Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to a Columbia Gas natural gas pipeline project that includes a major upgrade to a Forks Township compressor station. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Thursday to the company's $268....
  • L.A.'s freeway-adjacent residents need more protection from pollution

     L.A.'s freeway-adjacent residents need more protection from pollution
    A growing body of research shows that living next to a freeway can significantly increase the risk of asthma, heart disease, pre-term births, reduced lung function in children and premature death. Yet Los Angeles continues to approve residential...
  • Regulators accuse Huntington trash facility of air quality violations

    Air quality regulators have issued three notices of violation against Rainbow Environmental Services Inc. for discharging "nuisance" odors and operating without appropriate enclosures, venting and equipment permits at a facility near a Huntington Beach...
  • U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space

    U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space
    Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
  • Stricter ozone standards would be disastrous for the economy

    Stricter ozone standards would be disastrous for the economy
    Your editorial on ozone regulations suggests we would have no national ozone standards at all without the EPA's onerous new regulations ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8). Not true. The current ozone standards of 75 parts per billion (ppb) are...
  • City smog threatens our health and the economy

    City smog threatens our health and the economy
    The EPA's recent decision to tighten limits on smog pollution is commendable and necessary ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8). Maryland has some of the worst air pollution on the eastern seaboard, with 86 percent of residents living in areas...
  • A Pacific Coast model for addressing climate change

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, is wrapping up Friday after 12 days of negotiations on global carbon emissions. Yet, even as we work through the complexities of an international agreement, it would be a mistake to miss the...
  • Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador

    A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease. The deal was to have earned SARP...
  • Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable

    Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable
    No air quality advisories have been issued in downtown Los Angeles after Monday morning's massive fire, but some area employers were handing out masks to make breathing more comfortable for workers. The fire destroyed an apartment tower under...