Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"Court Upholds EPA in Putting Chesapeake Bay on 'Pollution Diet'"

"A federal appeals court upheld Monday the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to order pollution reductions by Maryland and all the other states that drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

In a 60-page ruling, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia brushed aside challenges from agricultural and home building groups to the 'pollution diet' that EPA imposed for the bay in 2010.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 07/07/2015
June 29, 2015

Society of Environmental Journalists - DC Science Writers Association Happy Hour

Members of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the D.C. Science Writers Association invite journalists and people interested in their work to meet up for drinks, food, conversation and networking. 6:30-8 p.m. No RSVP. Learn more about SEJ meet-ups here.

"Environmentalists Sue Md. Gov. Hogan Over Blocked Clean Air Rules

"Two environmental organizations are suing [Maryland] Gov. Larry Hogan for blocking proposed clean air regulations on his first day in office. The Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility argue that the governor lacked the authority to pull back the rules aimed at reducing nitrogen oxides that are key ingredients in ozone."

Source: WYPR, 06/17/2015

"Mixed Feelings for Landfill Run Deep in Tennessee"

"Back in 2008, an estimated 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal ash was released into the Emory River in Tennessee when a dam breached at the Kingston Fossil Plant. It was the biggest coal ash spill in the nation. Much of that coal ash was hauled to a landfill in Perry County, Alabama. Residents of the poor, mostly African-American county have filed a lawsuit saying they're suffering as a result of the coal ash. But the landfill is also a vital part of the local economy.

Source: WV Public Broadcasting, 05/29/2015

"Saving the Sport of Brook Trout Fishing, One Stream at a Time"

"Dustin Wichterman's well-tanned arm rests on the rolled-down window of his beat-up silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Suddenly, he points into the woods. "Do you see how it's wide?" he asks, indicating the stream rushing along near the road. It is one of hundreds of streams that feed into the southern branch of the Potomac River headwaters in West Virginia. "It shouldn't be like that.""

Source: ClimateWire, 05/27/2015


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