"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday cited the BP Whiting Refinery for violating federal air standards by releasing a cancer-causing toxin in waste from 2003 to 2008, which at times reached 16 times the acceptable limit, EPA officials said."
Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)
Development of wind power in Minnesota is being frustrated by a clogged up capital market.
Wisconsin's landmark out-of-basin diversion of the Great Lakes is getting both praised and blasted by water watchers.
"The Michigan Legislature may soon create a fund to loan schools money to build windmills, solar panels or other sources of alternative energy."
Canadian scientists are taking a closer look at dioxin-like contaminants in the Great Lakes called polychlorinated naphthalenes. They accumulate in fish and are toxic to humans.
"Fighting off shareholders’ environmental resolution, Dow cites inaccurate information in its SEC filing"
"Chicago on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to adopt a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical BPA."