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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Township moves to ban drilling near homes

(AP) — A western Pennsylvania township has created an advisory board on gas drilling and authorized restrictions on such development on residential and commercial property. Some residents have voiced concerns about possible pollution from the drilling and have said they object to the proximity of the Krendale wells to homes, businesses and schools.

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Court rejects petitions filed in pollution case

The groups claimed the plans, which center on a regional cap-and-trade program, didn't do enough to curb sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and other industries.

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21 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells

CLEVELAND (AP) — A study in a rural Ohio county where oil and gas drilling is booming found air pollution levels near well sites higher than those in downtown Chicago. The monitors detected 32 types of hydrocarbon-based compounds, some of which are found in vehicle exhaust, tobacco smoke and are produced when materials are burned. Erin Haynes, a professor of ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Fairbanks air plan won't include local measures

Air Quality Division chief Alice Edwards says the state plan was conceived before Fairbanks North Star Borough voters this month rejected a continued ban on local air pollution controls. Fairbank wintertime air is regularly out of compliance with federal standards because of particulate emitted by people heating with wood as an alternative to expensive heating oil.

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OCT 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Officials: St. Cloud lakes need reduced pollution

(AP) — Minnesota officials say significant reductions in phosphorus levels are needed in St. Cloud-area lakes to meet quality standards and limit nuisance algae blooms. Stearns County soil and water conservation administrator Dennis Fuchs says more work could be done to help farmers adopt conservation practices.

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