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Power Plant Emissions

5 Ways Obama's Successor Could Undermine His New Climate Rules

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates gathering in Cleveland for Thursday's debate are sure to get questions about the Affordable Care Act, Planned P...

Marco Rubio Slams Obama's New Carbon Rules

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday slammed President Barack Obama's forthcoming standards for power plant emissions, charging that they...

Leaked Details Of Obama Power Plant Plan Include Later Deadlines For States

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaked details of the Obama administration's forthcoming final rule for power plant emissions indicate that the deadline for states to b...

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill To Undermine Obama's Climate Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation Wednesday evening allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's plan to regulate emissions from ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Argue 4 Months Not Enough Time To Comment On EPA Carbon Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Senate wants the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the time for the public to comment on draft rules, released...

Meet The Real Masterminds Behind The EPA's Bold Climate Change Plan

The New York Times | CORAL DAVENPORT | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administrat...

Hunter Stuart

No, Cutting Carbon Emissions Won't Ruin The Economy | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

We may not have to sacrifice jobs to save the environment. Even before the Obama administration announced plans on Monday to cut power plant carbon...

EPA Carbon Cuts Will Give Fresh Push To Cap-And-Trade

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's landmark rules to cut power plant emissions will likely g...

Time to Act on Climate Change

Gina McCarthy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Today, the auto industry is thriving, and American consumers save about $8 thousand at the pump over the life of their vehicle. We can't solve climate change overnight -- but we can get closer to a solution.

Cutting Mercury, Protecting Children

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

We recently finalized the nation's first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plant emissions. Once MATS is fully implemented, it will prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks, and 3,100 emergency room visits across the nation.

The Politics of Mercury and Your Teeth

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The recent FDA ruling that mercury used in dental amalgam fillings is not at a level high enough to cause harm in patients was the next volley in what is an ongoing discussion about the safety of mercury.