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Ray of hope for environmental justice

SAN FRANCISCO - What do a hazardous waste disposal plant, a refinery, a former power plant site and a housing complex under construction have in common?

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Trucks spew deadly pollution at nation’s ports, new reports show

Emissions from thousands of trucks filling our ports cause hypertension, asthma, heart disease, lung cancer and a host of other respiratory illnesses among drivers and surrounding communities.

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EPA declares CO2 a threat to human health

The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement sets the stage for federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, refineries and factories.

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Poultry companies on trial in film and courtroom

Don McCorkell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has made a compelling film that will make you think twice before you buy your next chicken wing.

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EPA zaps BP on air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has taken on oil giant BP along with corporate-friendly Republican officials in the state of Indiana.

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EPA to probe weed-killer’s links to cancer, birth defects

In another break with Bush administration policies, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the health effects of one of the nation's most widely used weed-killers, atrazine.

EPA will declare CO2 a dangerous pollutant

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant, EPA head Lisa Jackson announced on Monday. That action would trigger federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, cars, refineries and factories.

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