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Local preference lands on national stage (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan The battle contractors are waging against Milwaukee’s preference for local bidders has sparked nationwide opposition to similar laws across the country. “This isn’t just in Milwaukee,” said Elaine Middleton, executive director of the Associated Utility Contractors of ...

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EPA reports decrease in toxic chemical pollution (2:03 p.m. 12/8/09)

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to pollution, the economic downturn could have an upside. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday reported that toxic chemical pollution from the nation’s industrial plants, mines and factories ...

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UN: 2000-2009 likely warmest decade on record (6:46 a.m. 12/8/09)

By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent COPENHAGEN (AP) — This decade is very likely to be the warmest since record keeping began in 1850, and 2009 could rank among the top-five warmest years, the U.N. weather agency reported Tuesday ...

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EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health (1:57 p.m. 12/7/09)

By DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing pollution threatens the public health and the environment. The announcement ...

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