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A ‘Star’ Is Born: LA Ranked 2nd On List Of Energy Efficient Cities

Take a bow, Southern California: you’re officially an “Energy Star”.

03/26/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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Lawsuit Demands Malibu Schools Remove Contaminated Caulk

Parents and teachers at a California school district where celebrities including Cindy Crawford have removed their children over fears about PCBs filed a lawsuit Monday demanding all caulk containing elevated levels of the contaminant be removed.

03/23/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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Uncovered: Battery Facility Trucks Leaked Toxic Waste On Calif. Roads For 25 Years

One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.

11/03/2014

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Report: Toxicity Levels At Malibu Schools Higher Than Previously Thought

Some Malibu school facilities may contain illegal levels of a toxic compound that is dramatically higher than previously reported, according to a parent-teacher coalition.

07/17/2014

A man works on his car in front of his home which is located beside an oil refinery in Wilmington. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents On Plan To Curb Refinery Emissions

Federal regulators will be in one of the nation’s largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution through tough new controls on oil refineries.

07/16/2014

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EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission Standards

Officials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents’ health.

05/22/2014

People take a holiday stroll against the background of the Los Angeles city skyline at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on December 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Schools and federal offices are closed today for the new year holiday. Unusually low temperatures have brought the snow level down to between 2,000 and 2,500 feet (610 and 762 meters) in the surrounding mountain areas. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Tops List Of Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Los Angeles has topped the list of cities with the highest number of energy efficient buildings for the sixth year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual report, released Thursday.

04/10/2014

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Oil Field Blamed For Illnesses, Nosebleeds To Be Upgraded

An urban oil field blamed for causing chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood will be modified to prevent leaks and decrease pollution.

12/16/2013

Mayor Eric Garcetti and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (CBS)

Storm Scuttles LA River Kayaking Plans For Mayor, EPA Chief

An early-season rain storm scuttled plans Thursday for Mayor Eric Garcetti kayak down the Los Angeles River with the nation’s top environmental official.

11/21/2013

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EPA Finds Arsenic In Drinking Water On Coachella Valley Indian Reservation

Federal regulators have ordered a public water system on an American Indian reservation in the Coachella Valley after high levels of arsenic were found in the drinking water, officials said Tuesday.

09/10/2013

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Air Quality Monitors To Be Installed To Measure Vehicle Pollution On SoCal Freeways

Federal regulators will begin testing pollution levels in the air near freeways in Southern California and across the nation next year.

08/26/2013

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