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2014-06-18 12:26:41

Outlines key questions for states and the electric industry in evaluating EPA's Clean Power Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group issued a policy brief today that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed CO(2) emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d). The brief also outlines key questions that states and electric industry participants...

EPA Fighting Against Climate Change With New Clean Power Plan
2014-06-02 11:31:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency, at the direction of the Obama Administration, unveiled the Clean Power Plan, which would cut carbon emissions from exiting power plants. The move, framed as an attempt to fight climate change, would cost between $7.3 billion and $8.8 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The EPA said the plan would eventually save between $55 billion and $93 billion in pollution-related costs....

2014-05-19 16:21:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has extended the registration deadline for three public hearings across the state on the department's Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) proposal to ensure ample opportunity for public participation. First published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 19, the EQB has extended the pre-registration deadline for all...

2014-05-05 16:22:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency today in response to proposed emission standards affecting new coal-fired power plants, asserting that the standards would result in severe economic consequences and that the technology required has not been proven to reduce carbon emissions. The filing said that the coal industry supports more than 100,000 jobs directly in the coal industry and more...

2014-04-30 08:25:35

15th annual State of the Air 2014 report shows progress; challenges as millions live in areas with unhealthy air LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2014, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year's report shows continued progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particle pollution, and reinforces the importance of the state's...

2014-04-29 23:01:17

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6–2 to affirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability via the so-called “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule” to regulate power-plant emissions when those emissions have the potential to hurt downwind air-quality. The ruling in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation will affect about 1,000 power plants in 28 states. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6–2 to affirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

2014-04-10 16:21:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power stations. "Under Governor Tom Corbett's leadership, Pennsylvania is continuing to make great progress in its efforts to...

2014-03-20 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking Natural Resources Defense Council proposal on how to cut carbon pollution from America's power plants can achieve even greater reductions than previously thought--and at less cost, NRDC said today as it released an updated analysis of its 2012 plan. NRDC's new analyses shows that 470 to 700 million tons of carbon pollution can be eliminated per year in 2020 compared to 2012 levels, equivalent to the emissions from 95 to...

2014-03-03 12:20:50

PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today its support for the finalization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards Program. The regulations will reduce the amount of sulfur in fuel, lowering toxic pollutants in vehicle exhaust. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO "These regulations will place the United States in the forefront of emissions controls with USW...

2014-01-07 08:22:49

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTC:CTEI) Cemtrex Inc. (www.cemtrex.com) announced today that it is experiencing increased level of inquiries in its emission monitors from cement companies. On July 18, 2012, the EPA had proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Cement Manufacturing Industry and set a compliance deadline date of September 9, 2015. With this compliance date fast approaching Cement manufacturers are...


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