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Pulling the Plug on the EPA Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

EPA’s ethanol stupidity

Former German Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer was right: “In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity.”

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Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate

- Associated Press

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for key regulatory posts.

FILE - This Aug. 23, 2017 file photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows a male tiger cub that was confiscated at the U.S. border crossing at Otay Mesa southeast of downtown San Diego early Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities say they've seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California. Federal authorities plan to announce details of what they're calling "Operation Jungle Book" on Friday, Oct. 20. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)

16 charged in Southern California animal trafficking sweep

Associated Press

From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.

Oregon officials warn of collisions with migrating deer

Associated Press

Migrating deer populations in Oregon are at an increased risk of being killed this time of year as the animals move from mountainous areas to lower elevations for the winter, state officials say.

Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, visitors to a park gestures at each other near chimneys spewing smoke in Beijing. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about 9 million - could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

Associated Press

Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates that at least 9 million premature deaths were caused during the year by diseases from toxic exposure.

Construction starts on waterlines to homes of tainted wells

Associated Press

Officials say construction has started on an extension of a municipal waterline in Bennington and the village of North Bennington to properties with private wells contaminated with the chemical PFOA, a suspected carcinogen.

2010 oil spill funds remain elusive for coastal counties

- Associated Press

A weekly report from Bay County's RESTORE Act coordinator lays out the steps he must follow on the path to securing the county's Deepwater Horizon oil spill money: Update the status of Pot 1 grant applications, meet with finance staff, prepare for committee workshops, catch up the assistant city manager on the Carl Gray project.

FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world.  (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

- Associated Press

Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.