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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Portland officials find air pollution at glass manufacturer

(AP) — A Portland glass manufacturer has suspended part of its operations after environmental regulators found the plant was leaking elevated levels of carcinogens. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/TfcqhV ) that environmental regulators had suspected for months that Bullseye Glass was releasing unsafe levels of cadmium and arsenic.

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FEB 05, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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State agency plans to monitor dioxane plume in Ann Arbor

The department can't force the company that dumped the chemical to do a full-scale cleanup, and the pollution is still spreading despite ongoing pump-and-treat remediation efforts to reduce the amount of dioxane in the groundwater. The Ann Arbor News (http://bit.ly/1nLQIHL ) reports that the agency is trying to minimize the risk of human exposure to dioxane as the plume continues ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - New York Times

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FEB 04, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama to propose $10-a-barrel tax to fund transportation projects

WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel tax on oil in next year’s budget to modernize the U.S. transportation system, using the fossil fuels tax to pay for a transition to clean energy, administration officials said Thursday. The administration’s proposal includes another run at making high-speed rail a “viable alternative to flying” in major regional corridors, a big element ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - New York Post

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Bankrupt chemical company gets fine for spill that they’ll never pay

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it. “I might as well enter the maximum fine,” US District...

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