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June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

Jan. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set Roy...

Environment groups, company settle lawsuit over landfill

Jan. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two environmental groups have settled a federal lawsuit with a waste management company over allegations the company’s landfill in New Hampshire leaked toxic chemicals into a nearby river. Under the settlement reached this week, Casella Waste Systems and its...

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road

Jan. 13, 2022 21:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate. About half the mostly gravel road...

Rubble brings opportunity, and risk, in war-scarred Gaza

Jan. 13, 2022 01:15 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip has few jobs, little electricity and almost no natural resources. But after four bruising wars with Israel in just over a decade, it has lots of rubble. Local businesses are now finding ways to cash in on the chunks of smashed concrete,...

Resiliency collides with environmental justice in power plan

Jan. 12, 2022 15:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two of New Jersey's big stated priorities — protecting the environment, and keeping minority communities from being overburdened with pollution — are about to collide in a decision over a backup power plant that would kick in when a sewage treatment system gets knocked...

Macon mayor pulls support from plastics recycling plant

Jan. 10, 2022 16:17 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mayor is urging an industrial development board to refuse to help a plastics recycling plant borrow money, saying he's worried about the safety of the proposed plant. WMAZ-TV reports Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller is urging the Macon-Bibb County...

Iowa sues Sioux City over wastewater scheme, river pollution

Jan. 07, 2022 16:23 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa said Friday that it is suing Sioux City over what it says was the city’s manipulation of wastewater testing results and dangerous pollution of the Missouri River in a scheme that saw the wastewater plant’s former supervisor sentenced to jail. ...

$43M battery recycling plant set for Georgia, hiring 150

Jan. 05, 2022 14:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that aims to recycle lithium ion batteries from vehicles and other uses will build its first large plant in suburban Atlanta, investing $43 million and hiring 150 people. Battery Resourcers, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, made the announcement...

Police struggle to deter rising catalytic converter thefts

Jan. 02, 2022 09:05 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the tiny town of Lawrenceville, Virginia, a van owned by Poplar Mount Baptist Church was knocked out of commission for weeks after thieves cut the catalytic converter out of its exhaust system. Several months later, across town, a catalytic converter was...

Chattanooga: Georgia sewer utility owes $25M, seeks cutoff

Jan. 01, 2022 10:11 AM EST

FLINTSTONE, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee city claims that a north Georgia sewer authority owes more than $25 million in unpaid bills and fines, and wants to cut off sewer treatment for the county, but the authority says the amount owed is less than $300,000. The Chattanooga Times Free...