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Enviro Groups Sue EPA Over Pollution Trading In Bay Plan

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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.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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