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5 Things to Remember About Obama's Clean Power Plant Rule

Carl Pope | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

You may encounter intense controversy around the idea of cleaning of America's electricity sector for any one of these three reasons: genuine economic risk, ideology or partisanship. Here are five things to remember as you do.

Supreme Court Revives EPA Rule On Cross-State Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross ...

EPA Failed To Expose Risk Of Death During Experiment With Human Subjects

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal investigation issued Wednesday found that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to disclose long-term cancer risk...

U.S. Northeast States Ask EPA To Crack Down On Midwest Pollution

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green

(Updates with reaction from Kentucky official) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Northeastern and mid-At...

EPA Prepares To Fight For Air Pollution Enforcement Authority

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green

By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's authority to regulate air pollution nati...

Life Saving Cross-State Air Pollution Protections in Jeopardy After Court Ruling

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are all disappointed with the court's decision against the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution protection. It further delays the Clean Air Act's promise of safe, breathable air for our children.

Rule Tossed That May Have Protected 240 Million Americans' Air

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green

(Adds details, quotes) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a...

EPA Can't Regulate Livestock Farms It Can't Find

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

CHICAGO — The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation's livestoc...

EPA Proposes Historic Industrial Carbon Pollution Standards

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Last week, the EPA proposed historic new clean air standards to reduce industrial carbon pollution, an historic step by the Obama administration towards cleaning up our air and cutting dangerous global warming pollution.

EPA To Reduce New Power Plants' Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, igno...

House Votes: EPA Limited In Protecting Water From Pollution

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday that would sharply curtail the federal government's role in protecting waters fr...

EPA Eases Up On Pollution Regulations After Pressure From Congress

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Under pressure from some members of Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is easing up on regulating global war...

EPA Afraid Of GOP? Stricter Pollution Limits Delayed

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying new rules that would impose stricter limits on several harmful air pollutants &ndas...

Mercury Pollution From Many Power Plants Rose, Despite Widely-Available Pollution Controls

McClatchy | Renee Schoof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Many of America's coal-fired power plants lack widely available pollution controls for the highly toxic metal mercury, and mercury emiss...