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Alpha Natural Resources Water Pollution Settlement Is Largest Of Its Kind

Alpha Natural Resources Water Pollution Settlement Is Largest Of Its Kind

By James Gerken WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and is set to spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into waterways across five Appalachian states. The proposed settlement is the largest ever of […]

John Boehner: Congress Will 'Look At' D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

John Boehner: Congress Will 'Look At' D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

By Paige Lavender WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he’s sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the nation’s capital. When asked Wednesday, Boehner said he was […]

Chicago Bans Puppy Mill Sales At Pet Stores

Chicago Bans Puppy Mill Sales At Pet Stores

By Joseph Erbentraut

In what is being heralded as a big win for animal shelters, Chicago is now the latest city to ban pet stores from selling pets from so-called “puppy mills.”

The puppy mill ordinance was approved in a unanimous City Council vote on Wednesday morning, City Clerk Susana Mendoza, the proposal’s lead proponent, announced.

Our anti- #puppymill ord just passed #chicouncil! It’s a brighter day for the pets we love here in #Chicago. http://t.co/zGjur6nSCW

— Chicago City Clerk (@chicityclerk) March 5, 2014

The ordinance, introduced last month, specifically bans the sale of pet store …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green