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  • Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

    Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's environmental regulators.
  • State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels

    State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels
    SACARAMENTO — Californians, who already pay some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation, could soon be asked to pay more. Pump prices are likely to climb more than 12 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, both the oil industry and...

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says
    California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report. The changes needed to slash...

    West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water
    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....

    Tainted West Virginia water: Formaldehyde in the shower

    Tainted West Virginia water: Formaldehyde in the shower
    First, federal regulators couldn’t explain the possible health dangers posed by the mysterious coal-cleansing chemical that spilled into West Virginia’s drinking water -- except that pregnant woman shouldn’t drink it even after the water...