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Obama, EPA moving forward on climate change

The Obama administration is developing a more aggressive policy on environmental issues, as the president increasingly sees fighting climate change as one of the core components of his legacy.

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SW Florida residents say "No fracking"

Environmental activists and oil drilling opponents have many unanswered questions concerning several aspects of this type of operation.

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Keystone XL report: some unions for, some against

The department released its environmental impact statement on the project, which would transport 830,000 barrels of oil daily from Alberta's tar sands to refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast. There are 30 days for public comments.

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Documents expose new ALEC scheme to kill clean energy

"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."

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Tar sands refinery expanding just south of Chicago

A Chicago Earth Day rally protested construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat tar sands oil poses to freshwater, air and climate. It was one of scores of actions held across the country.

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Oil barge crashes, leaks into Mississippi River

Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.

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Community group will join probe of toxic Chevron fire

A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.

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Chevron refinery fire sparks community anger

Richmond's residents live amidst five refineries, three chemical plants and eight superfund sites, in a county that produces the most hazardous materials.

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Plastic bags to be banned in LA

In what seems to be part of a steadily increasing effort to find, Los Angeles will become the largest city to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.

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EPA appeals coal mining ruling

A federal judge ruled in March that the Environmental Protection Agency illegally vetoed a large West Virginia coal-mining project.

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