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Michigan oil spill company had safety, corrosion problems

The company that owns a ruptured pipeline that has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil into Southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River was cited at least 30 times for safety violations.

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Oil cleanup workers fight back against BP

Workers struggling to stem the oil flow on the Gulf Coast are falling ill and some are filing class actions suits against BP.

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Clean ports, truck driver rights at issue on Capitol Hill

A congressional subcommittee this week heard compelling testimony about the achievements of the Clean Trucks Programs at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and what's needed to assure their continued success.

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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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