Enviro Groups Sue EPA Over Pollution Trading In Bay Plan | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Enviro Groups Sue EPA Over Pollution Trading In Bay Plan

Play associated audio

Environmental groups are suing to have pollution trading removed from the federal government's Chesapeake Bay restoration plan, according to the Associated Press.

Food & Water Watch filed suit this week in U.S. District Court along with Friends of the Earth. The groups believe the restoration strategy is not strict enough and wants trading to be eliminated,  Food & Water Watch spokesperson Scott Edwards tells AP.

Pollution trading allows some polluters to buy credits for reductions made by others. Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia already have state programs, but a bay-wide program does not exist.

Supporters argue a trading program could encourage additional emission reductions by allowing the sale of credits. Others say trading must be monitored to guard against fraud and ensure that low-income and minority communities are not disproportionately affected.

NPR

A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.
NPR

Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.
NPR

Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.
NPR

Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.