Los Angeles Times: Obama administration leaves climate change to Congress, not the courts. “Environmentalists say they are surprised and disappointed that the Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to kill a major global warming lawsuit that seeks new limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.” Read more here.

Hartford Courant: Tylerville Residents Voice Anger Over Water Woes. “For more than 30 years, drinking wells in the Tylerville section of Haddam, between state Route 154 and the Connecticut River, have been polluted with TCE, a once common solvent now banned from some industries because of its potential health risks. . . . But some residents, at their wits’ end already, bristle at that notion, saying they can’t sell their homes as long as they are living in a contamination zone and feel their long-term physical and emotional health is in jeopardy. In addition, some health officials say the filters are designed to be temporary measures, and are not meant to indefinitely handle TCE levels that have been measured as high as 124 times the allowable limit in a Tylerville residential drinking well. . . . Anger has now begun to boil over at the snail’s pace of the cleanup efforts and what many, including an environmental monitoring council appointed by the governor, see as a soft enforcement posture by state regulators against the former Sibley Co.” Read more here.

Louisiana Daily Comet: Illness from spill unknown still. “When he started working on a crewboat for Guilbeau Marine in May cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon spill site, the 35-year-old Pierre Part native said, he became gravely ill. He can no longer work, medical bills and household expenses ate up a piddling settlement, and promised help from Kenneth Feinberg’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility has yet to materialize. Matherne now begins each day afraid of the future and wondering how much of one he has.” Read more here.

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