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Environmental Politics

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  • Water districts scramble to find own sources

    Water districts scramble to find own sources
    Reduced dependence on imported water is the goal of local districts, which must continue to supply customers in a parched state. South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, made a move...
  • Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants

     Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants
    Undeterred by a contingent of pavement industry representatives who argued their product is safe, the Winnetka Village Council voted to ban the use of coal tar-based sealants. With trustees voting 4-1 late night on Aug. 19, Winnetka becomes the second...
  • Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality

    MEREDOSIA, Ill. In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plans for the world's first zero-emissions coal plant, a project that would serve as a global showcase of America's ability to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. This FutureGen plant...
  • Work planned to quell underground fire near Pittsburgh airport

    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Work will begin next month to extinguish a 10-acre (four-hectare) coal fire that has been burning near Pittsburgh International Airport for years, potentially threatening radar, visibility and a major underground gas pipeline, state...
  • 54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong

    54.5 mpg: Why our measure of fuel economy is wrong
    54.5 miles per gallon. That is the target fuel efficiency for all light-duty vehicles by model year 2025. Yet if you’ve gone car shopping lately, you’ve noticed that the combined mpg is nowhere near that target. The average fuel economy of all...
  • U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama testing the bounds of presidential lame-duckery

    There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: "lame duck." He's in year six of his eight-year run. His biggest accomplishments are all in the past; his remaining proposals are stymied by Congress. His popularity is mired...
  • Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other...
  • Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation

    Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation
    The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...
  • Uber hires Obama strategist David Plouffe for political campaign against cabs, regulations

    SAN FRANCISCO In Uber's latest and perhaps boldest maneuver to counter opposition to its car service app, the startup has tapped David Plouffe, former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, to lead its marketing and policy...
  • Hogan releases new video on Chesapeake Bay

    Hogan releases new video on Chesapeake Bay
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan doubled down on his efforts to seize the issue of the environment from Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown Tuesday, releasing a video in which he criticizes the O'Malley-Brown administration's efforts to...
  • St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower

    St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower
    St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25. The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to...