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  • EPA seeks more info on western Md., Superfund site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown. The agency is asking the mayor and City Council on Tuesday to let it install detector devices in surface water at several city parks....

  • Hayden power plant to get new pollution controls

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Xcel Energy is planning to install $160 million in pollution control upgrades at the coal-fired Hayden Station power plant. Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/k9s2gpu) the two units at the plant will each get equipment to convert...

  • Besieged LA-area battery recycler warns of layoffs

    VERNON, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-area battery recycler that was shut down amid complaints of toxic pollution has sent layoff notices to its 120 employees. Exide Technologies said Monday that the layoffs are temporary and could take effect in 60 days. The South Coast Air Quality Management...

  • Workers remove ospreys' nest, birds rebuild

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A pair of ospreys whose nest had been removed by state transportation workers because it was blocking a traffic camera rebuilt the nest, only to have it removed again. The back-and-forth between the migratory birds and the Maryland Transportation Authority began Friday...

  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to...

  • US energy chief: New England energy issues vexing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's top energy official delivered a blunt message Monday to a Connecticut audience of energy executives, regulators, environmentalists and others who already know that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses and running power plants in New England is among...

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company. The lawsuit filed in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene contends a 1957 law prohibits the state from selling any portion of the Elliott...

  • PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. As survivors of the blast looked on,...

  • Connecticut's nuclear plant can use warmer water

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at one of its two units in Waterford, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday. The Millstone 2 plant may use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up...

  • USDA establishes rural business investment program

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in Cedar Rapids...

  • NYC official questions oil firm's political giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain why it has been connected to political donations that appear to have little to do with its energy business. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser and trustee to the $150 billion city pension...

  • Chesapeake Bay grasses rebound after 3-year slide

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scientists say an indicator of the Chesapeake Bay's health — underwater grasses — has reversed a three-year downward trend. The Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual report on underwater grasses on Monday. The program says the abundance of underwater grasses...

  • White House: Obama 'consistent' in wanting Keystone XL reviewed on merits

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama has been “consistent” in wanting the Keystone XL review process to be carried out on its merits, days after the State Department announced another delay. “The president has been consistent in always wanting this process to...

  • Montana uses grant to buy grizzly bear habitat

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Land Board on Monday approved a $345,000 purchase of 320 acres of threatened grizzly bear habitat to add to the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area in Teton County. The state is buying the land from The Conservation Fund with a grant from a U.S. Fish and...

  • Air quality board considers easing diesel rules

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions. The proposal would push back deadlines by a few years for small fleets, lightly used trucks and those in rural areas with...



From the Weekly Standard

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