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5-Year Deadline Sought for Ridding NYC Schools of PCBs

"The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, are both calling for replacing school light fixtures that are leaking PCBs in five years or less, putting more pressure on the Bloomberg administration to speed up its planned time line of 10 years."

Source: Green (NYT), 04/13/2011

NYC's Bike Lanes Are 'Homegrown Terrorism,' Say Red-Faced Opponents

"'Share the Road' has one potential fatal flaw: It involves sharing, which a lot of purported adults haven't really mastered. Matthew Shaer's exhaustive history of the NYC bike lane struggle, in this week's New York magazine, shows just how much people have to mature before a community -- even Brooklyn -- can become truly bike-friendly. Step one: Stop calling bike lanes 'homegrown terrorism.'"

Source: Grist, 03/22/2011

Pa. Waste Hauler Accused Of Dumping Gas Drilling Sludge Into Streams

"HOLBROOK, Pa. -- A waste hauler and his company were charged Thursday with dozens of criminal counts for what prosecutors said was years of dumping millions of gallons of wastewater from natural gas drilling, sewage sludge and restaurant grease into streams and mine shafts."

Source: AP, 03/18/2011

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