Source: Wall Street Journal | Nation |
August 14, 2012
President Barack Obama used his first stop in Iowa to announce that the Agriculture Department would purchase $170 million of pork, chicken, lamb and catfish in an attempt to alleviate the burden put on U.S. farmers from the drought.
Source: Washington Post | Arlington County, Va. |
August 14, 2012
In Northern Virginia, ground runoff and discharges from stormwater systems are the second largest contributors of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollutants to streams and rivers feeding into the Chesapeake Bay.
Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are home to the most toxic air pollution from power plants, according to an analysis of 2010 data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conducted by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC).
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
August 8, 2012
The rule is hailed by businesses who say they are buried in environmental red tape. Environmentalists, however, are livid over the potential to undermine protections to New Jersey’s land, water and air.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission won’t approve licenses for new or existing nuclear power plants until it figures out what to do with hazardous waste that's been piling up at storage sites across the country.
Source: AP/Philadelphia Daily News | Nation |
August 6, 2012
Though serious drilling began only five years ago, the sheer volume of Marcellus production suggests that in some ways there's no going back, even as New York debates whether to allow drilling in its portion of the shale, which also lies under large parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.