A roundup of news snippets
• Democratic lawmakers are criticizing the Bush administration’s plan to ease pollution reporting requirements for factory farms.
• A global water crisis is right around the corner, says the U.N.
• Shell Oil wants to quintuple the amount of oil it produces from Canada’s tar sands.
• The ports of L.A. and Long Beach have proposed a pollution cleanup plan.
• A plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay is not on track.