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BP suspended from new federal government contracts

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has put a stop to new federal contracts with BP, admonishing the British oil company for a “lack of business integrity” and also disqualifying it indefinitely from winning new leases to drill on taxpayer-owned lands. ...

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Suit opposes Chesapeake Bay pollution trading

WASHINGTON — Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to have pollution trading removed from the federal government’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan. Food & Water Watch spokesman Scott Edwards said the group filed suit in federal court along with Friends of the ...

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Va. losing $1.2M in bay restoration money

NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia is losing federal aid for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects because the Environmental Protection Agency is not satisfied with the state’s efforts to address stormwater pollution. The EPA notified the state late last month that it is ...

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Court overturns cross-border pollution rule

WASHINGTON— A divided federal appeals court Tuesday overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of ...

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