Pollution laws and regulations

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, sheet metal worker Benjamin Voget prepares to install a gutter on a home under construction in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders promised to tackle California's housing crisis in the final weeks of the legislative session by pushing a package that includes money for low-income housing and regulatory reforms. Lawmakers say the housing shortage is affecting people throughout the state at nearly all income levels. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 20, 2017 - 10:57 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing. But some moderate Assembly...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo protesters hold signs as they listen to speakers at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. California lawmakers return Monday, Aug. 21 , from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,file)
August 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. Here's a look at some of the high-profile...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that it's targeting chlorpyrifos. Farmers use it to kill pests that attack many crops like grapes, almonds and cotton. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 18, 2017 - 6:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton...
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August 10, 2017 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fines for illegal pollution have plummeted under President Donald Trump, according to analysis by an environmental advocacy group. The Environmental Integrity Project looked at that civil penalties paid by polluters during the first six months under Trump. The group published an...
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August 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
A gas driller that was targeted with allegations that it polluted residential water wells in Pennsylvania has filed a $5 million lawsuit against two law firms and a Pennsylvania resident, asserting they tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. says Dimock...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2017 file photo shows the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tenn. A federal judge on Friday, AUG. 4, 2017 ordered the nation’s largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin Fossil Plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn’t risk further polluting the Cumberland River.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 04, 2017 - 7:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation's largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn't risk further polluting the Cumberland River. U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw in Nashville ruled in...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2017 file photo shows the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tenn. A federal judge on Friday, AUG. 4, 2017 ordered the nation’s largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin Fossil Plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn’t risk further polluting the Cumberland River.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 04, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation's largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn't risk further polluting the Cumberland River. U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw in Nashville ruled in...
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A demonstrator wearing a face mask with the inscription "Kill diesel emissions" protests the "Diesel Summit" that is to take place in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesdayis to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 2:59 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by...
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A demonstrator wearing a face mask with the inscription "Kill diesel emissions" protests the "Diesel Summit" that is to take place in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesdayis to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 12:36 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by...
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A demonstrator wearing a face mask with the inscription "Kill diesel emissions" protests the "Diesel Summit" that is to take place in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesdayis to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 11:54 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by...
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