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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ameren settles Missouri lawsuit involving well pollution

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1FXYLGV) reports that Ameren last month settled a lawsuit with several companies in charge of cleaning up contamination at the Hayford Bridge Road Superfund site. The lawsuit accused an Ameren substation of causing a separate plume of groundwater contamination, and that the plaintiff companies had paid to clean up the utility's contamination.

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Monsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases

Federal officials said the releases occurred between 2006 and 2009, with the plant emitting hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury. "Each of these chemicals are hazardous and can pose serious health risks to workers and the community if mishandled or released in an uncontrolled manner," federal officials said in a statement. Monsanto has worked to improve air pollution ...

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20 HOURS AGO - The Economist

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Coal states v Uncle Sam

CONGRESS passed the Clean Air Act to reduce harmful air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues regulations to enforce that law. But 21 states are asking the Supreme Court to rule that the EPA has overstepped its authority. The case of Michigan v EPA, which was argued on March 25th, concerns the agency’s plan to regulate mercury, arsenic and ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - Newsmax

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Gallup: Americans' Concerns About Environment Decline

Americans' worries about the environment - from air and water pollution to the extinction of plant and animal species - have eased over the past year, with global warming the least of their concerns,a new poll finds. The Gallup environmental survey, released Wednesday,...

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MAR 25, 2015 - Forbes

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EPA Grilled At Supreme Court Over Refusal To Consider Costs

Supreme Court justices question the EPA's refusal to weigh the costs of pollution controls, but may let the agency do as it sees fit.

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