FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, file photo, a crew member with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., photographed through a car window, works on a drilling platform on a farm near Mead, Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

US reaches $5.15 billion environmental settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted […]


Newlywed couple enjoys the picture-perfect views of Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey, Calif. (Jillian Rose Photography/Marina del Rey via AP Images)

Pollution cleanup in Marina del Rey being planned

MARINA DEL REY (CNS) – Plans are underway for the first extensive pollution cleanup in Marina del Rey. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board today will consider rules that would force boaters to […]


Smog covering downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Stricter pollution guidelines approved for Southland

DIAMOND BAR (CNS) – The Southland’s air-quality management agency approved stricter guidelines today on emissions of arsenic and other toxic substances from lead-acid battery recycling plants. The action by the South Coast Air Quality Management […]


A Norfolk Southern Railroad train pulls transport cars full of coal near  Goodfield, Ill., on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

US carbon dioxide pollution down 3.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States cut its energy-related carbon dioxide pollution by 3.8 percent last year, the second biggest drop since 1990, the Department of Energy said Monday. The only recent year with a […]



EPA finalizes boiler rule to reduce air pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency finalized rules Friday aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators while offering industry more flexibility and lower costs to comply with the new standards.


Study: Cleaner cars helping to reduce LA pollution

(AP) – A newly released study concludes that cars are belching fewer smog-causing chemicals into the Southern California air – even though it still has some of the worst air in the nation. A federally […]



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