"Tons of toxic materials are being released by Fredericksburg-area industries, companies and military installations, according to a state report."
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- Source: Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, 04/02/2014
"Draft regulations that would place tough new limits on emissions from the nation’s existing power plants has moved to the White House, according to records posted Tuesday by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)."Source: The Hill, 04/02/2014
"Faced with public outrage about gritty black dust blowing through Chicago’s Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked of forcing towering mounds of petroleum coke out of Chicago and outlawing new piles with costly regulations. But the fine print of a zoning ordinance unveiled Tuesday by the Emanuel administration opens the door for greater use of the high-sulfur, high-carbon refinery byproduct in the city."Source: Chicago Tribune, 04/02/2014
"The Tennessee branch of Americans For Prosperity (AFP) — funded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch — has been working with lawmakers opposed to mass transit projects in the state."Source: Raw Story, 04/02/2014
"The much-welcomed storms that hit California this week and over the past month increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical source of water for cities and farms. But they didn't end the drought, experts say. They simply improved a disastrous situation to dismal."Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/02/2014
"A recent spill of coal ash in North Carolina underscores the challenge of disposing hazardous substances captured from power plant stacks. Are we diverting air pollutants into our waterways?"Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/01/2014
"A U.S. regulator on Monday allowed Exxon Mobil Corp to restart operations on the Texas leg of its Pegasus pipeline, which spilled thousands of barrels of oil into a residential area in Arkansas last year."
"Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are facing yet another challenge - an unseen and potentially more dangerous stew of toxic contaminants."
Politically, coal and chemicals are sacred cows in West Virginia.Source: New Yorker, 04/01/2014
"Sometimes bad things come in small packages. A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into Earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land vertebrates."
"In matters of love, nothing says romance like a moonlit beach. Especially if you're a lusty horseshoe crab and the tide is high."Source: AP, 04/01/2014
"A study by a University of Texas at Austin researcher raises concerns about whether current gas drilling regulations protect public health and questions a state study that found no link between cancer rates and gas drilling in Flower Mound."Source: Dallas Morning News, 04/01/2014
"The New York Times led Monday’s paper with an ominous headline potentially affecting everyone on Earth: 'Panel’s Warning On Climate Risk: Worst Is To Come.'"Source: Huffington Post, 04/01/2014
"A United Nations report that concludes climate change is negatively affecting every continent arrived with a predictable thud Monday in Washington. Democrats and the Obama administration saw the report as more evidence that leaders must take quick, decisive action on the issue, while skeptics, including much of the Republican Party, held fast in their position that the science is wrong."Source: E2 Wire/The Hill, 04/01/2014
"Anticipation has repeatedly turned into frustration in the search for signs of Flight 370 as objects spotted from planes in a new search area west of Australia have turned out to be garbage. It's a time-wasting distraction for air and sea crews searching for debris from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished March 8."Source: Aljazeera America, 04/01/2014