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  • Toxic chemical rules are on Brown's agenda

     
    As Congress struggles to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, California in the next few months is expected to issue comprehensive rules curbing chemicals in consumer products such as toys, cosmetics and plastics. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Frank...
  • Sen. Boxer calls for tougher federal gun laws in wake of Arizona shooting

     
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for tougher federal gun laws, including banning large ammunition clips and federal regulations on concealed weapons permits, in the wake of the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six and left Rep....
  • FCC gets caught in crossfire of Fox and Cablevision fight

     
    With less than five hours before their current contract expires, News Corp.'s Fox and Cablevision Systems Corp. seem to be more interested in taking shots at each other than trying to strike a new deal that will keep Fox channels......
  • Gulf oil spill: Senators call for criminal, civil charges against BP

     
    Eight senators urged U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric J. Holder on Monday to open up an inquiry of oil giant BP in connection with the April 20 well blowout that has been pouring an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude daily into......
  • Senate Dems vow action on energy bill

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Moved by photos of the devastation from the Gulf oil spill, Democratic senators emerged this afternoon from a caucus-wide meeting determined to tackle a comprehensive energy bill this summer -- regardless of legislation's ability to win...
  • Political Patience Wanes As Gulf Oil Spill Grows

    Political Patience Wanes As Gulf Oil Spill Grows
    Political patience was whittling away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from pouring oil into the Gulf where crews tried the latest solution - submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker....
  • Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement

    Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement
    In the weeks after an oil rig exploded and killed 11 men in the Gulf of Mexico, worried environmental groups scoured the water for oil plumes, set up animal triage centers and stretched boom across shorelines. Activists hope their involvement doesn't end...
  • Look Behind The Rhetoric Of Public Officials

    Look Behind The Rhetoric Of Public Officials
    To hear Obama administration officials tell it, they've been fully engaged on the Gulf Coast oil spill since Day One, bringing every resource to bear and able to ensure without question that taxpayers will be protected. Not quite. Take President...
  • Deep-Sea Ice Crystals Stymie Gulf Oil Leak Fix

    Deep-Sea Ice Crystals Stymie Gulf Oil Leak Fix
    THE GULF COAST -- A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of...
  • NJ Gov. Scraps Long-planned NJ-NY Rail Tunnel

    NJ Gov. Scraps Long-planned NJ-NY Rail Tunnel
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday killed a decades-in-the-making train tunnel connecting New Jersey and Manhattan, saying the state can't afford to pay for cost overruns on the underway project. Construction on the project began last year and...
  • Rainstorm Causes Widespread Flooding Throughout New Jersey

    Rainstorm Causes Widespread Flooding Throughout New Jersey
    Residents in Passaic County are on edge this morning as rain continues to fall in the flood-prone area. In Little Falls, storm drains were kept busy along Bergen Boulevard. Streets in Fair Lawn and Elwood Park were transformed into mini-rivers from...