| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office.
"Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:06 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:28 AM
North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Thursday that it's recommending the state eliminate emissions testing for cars and trucks in more than two dozen counties by 2016.
Emissions tests are now required in 48 counties for...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick.
The child is not the only one...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:32 PM
A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests.
In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:59 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Gov. Larry Hogan wants "better communities ... and better lives," for us and "our children and our children's children." But action speaks louder than words, and retracting well-researched, broadly-supported, health-improving smog regulations was no way...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Two days ago, I was watching an adorable young girl running on the playground in Baltimore chasing her father and trying to catch him. Eventually, she plopped down near me and we started chatting. After asking her if she had caught her father, she said...