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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Grants of $1.3M to benefit LI Sound environment

(AP) — Federal and state environmental officials say grants of more than $1.3 million have been awarded to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound. Officials say nearly 3 million gallons of water pollution will be treated with water quality improvement projects.

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12 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Judge denies bid to halt Illinois fracking rules

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois judge has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly known as "fracking" was to go forward. Attorneys for the landowners had insisted that the rules ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Churches receive discounts with 'green' ministries

After months of negotiation with county environmental director Adam Ortiz, the pastors emerged with a rebate deal that will significantly cut the fees if churches adopt programs and equipment that will curb runoff, lessen pollution and help bolster the environment. Thomas and other pastors also have agreed to start "green" ministries to maintain the improvements at their churches, and to ...

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Judge denies bid to halt state's fracking rules

Fracking generally uses a mixture of water, chemicals and sand to crack rock formations deep underground and release trapped oil and gas. Opponents fear it can cause air and water pollution and health problems.

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20 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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EPA says Farmington plant violating law

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington officials are disputing the Environmental Protection Agency's claim that a local power plant violated water pollution laws. EPA spokeswoman Jennah Durant says the power plant is listed as being in violation because of a reporting error.

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