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David Whitcomb of Waynesboro, Va., says he paid a premium for the diesel engine on his 2015 Passat TDI because he thought it would mean fewer emissions. Courtesy of David Whitcomb hide caption

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Volkswagen Owners Wonder Where A Fix Will Leave Them

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Residents of Flint, Mich. (shown here in January), have been protesting the quality and cost of the city's tap water for more than a year. Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio hide caption

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High Lead Levels In Michigan Kids After City Switches Water Source

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The Big-Money Effort To Turn The GOP Greener

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Dry conditions in California have limited the amount of pollen and nectar bees can collect. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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Drought Is Driving Beekeepers And Their Hives From California

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A worker pours a bucket of pesticide into a machine to be sprayed on almond trees at Del Bosque Farms Inc. in Firebaugh, Calif., on April 6, 2015. California and Washington already have adopted, through state regulation, many of the rules that the EPA now wants to put in place nationwide. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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California Cities Face Hidden Downside Of Water Conservation: Lost Revenue

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ShellNo flotilla participants float near the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig during demonstrations in May against the presence of the first of two Royal Dutch Shell oil rigs in the Port of Seattle. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama And Xi Emerge From Meeting With Big-Ticket Promise On Climate

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Before The World's Most Powerful, Pope Delivers Environmental Message

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Fall Brings No Relief To The West As Wildfires Worsen

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Pope, Hillary Clinton Give Environmentalist Cause For Applause

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