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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010

Daily Roundup: October 21, 2010

Lesser of Two Evils? Hillary Clinton said that "dirty oil" from Canada is better than "dirty oil" from the Persian Gulf, hinting that Obama will greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Alberta's oil sands to the U.S. Canadian Press

Roger and Millions: GM will put $773 million from its bankruptcy estate toward cleaning hazardous waste from abandoned auto-plant sites, mostly in Michigan. New York Times

Backyard BBQ: Two aging coal-fired plants in Chicago have cost neighboring communities $127 million per year in health costs. Chicago Tribune

Consumer Demand: Some companies are looking to phase BPA out of their products even though the chemical isn't federally regulated. USA Today

Otterly Brilliant: After a long absence, otters are returning to the rivers of England's Oxfordshire, thanks to improved water quality. Oxford Herald

--Ronny Smith


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