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Environmental Politics

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  • You dirty rat poisons!

     You dirty rat poisons!
    The so-called second-generation rat poisons that have been developed in recent years never should have been allowed on store shelves. It was obvious from the start that a poison that remains in a rodent's body long after it's dead would end up poisoning...
  • Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West

    Clean Water Act proposal would protect more water sources in West
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed a long-awaited rule on Tuesday to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects wetlands near rivers and waterways fed by seasonal thaws and rains — a decision that could particularly shield water...
  • N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks

    N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks
    The nation's largest electricity provider could soon be back on the hook for a once-settled lawsuit alleging that it illegally contaminated groundwater through leaky coal ash dumps near Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina. State regulators had...
  • Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds

    Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds
    Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%. The research is important to the Automobile Club of Southern California...
  • Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed

    Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed
    A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. The court essentially restored a permit issued by the California Department of...
  • The plight of the pelican

     The plight of the pelican
    Over the last several months, a young brown pelican's obsessive preening regimen has dominated the view from my office window at the Northern California wildlife hospital where I work. We don't name the patients we care for — if animals could talk,...
  • White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data

    White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data
    WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make...
  • White House announces new climate change data website

    White House announces new climate change data website
    WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • EPA and BP reach agreement on deep-water drilling bids

    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and BP announced Thursday an agreement that would allow the energy giant to bid once again on deep-water offshore drilling leases, reversing a government decision two years ago to bar the company from...
  • EPA lifts ban on BP winning federal contracts

    EPA lifts ban on BP winning federal contracts
    U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. BP reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency that opens the...