Pollution

Chesapeake Bay: New Md GOP Gov. Vows To Fight Farm Pollution Rules

"Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised Maryland farmers Monday that his 'first fight' in office would be against costly new farm pollution regulations, even as environmental groups released new data showing many Eastern Shore chicken farms could be fouling the Chesapeake Bay."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 12/09/2014

"U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BP Challenge To Gulf Spill Settlement"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP's challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which the oil giant complained has allowed payouts to some businesses that are unable to trace their losses to the disaster."

Source: Reuters, 12/09/2014

"The Spill at Dan River"

"Every year coal-burning power plants generate not only electricity, but a staggering amount of leftover coal ash that contains heavy metals unhealthy to humans. Yet due in part to intense industry lobbying, there are no federal regulations on its disposal. It's left to the states to oversee some of the most powerful utility companies in the country."

Source: 60 Minutes, 12/08/2014

Maryland Attorney General Eyes Lawsuit Over Well Contamination by MTBE

"Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, encouraged by whopping awards and settlements in other states, could join what one analyst calls a 'nationwide cascade' of litigation against the oil industry for its use years ago of a gasoline additive that has contaminated groundwater across the state."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 12/08/2014

EPA Fighting Order That It Decide on Gulf 'Dead Zone' Rulemaking

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants the federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn an order that forces the EPA to decide whether federal rules are needed to curb the flow of pollutants into the Mississippi River. The pollutants ultimately feed a low-oxygen "dead zone" along Louisiana's coast each spring."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/05/2014

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