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2014-09-16 12:23:50

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves alleged past violations of New Source Review and opacity provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company. Consumers Energy is one of many U.S. energy providers, including numerous Midwest utilities, whose routine maintenance, repair and...

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...

2014-06-09 12:23:09

ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) issued the following statement as a follow-up to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations announced on June 2: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120727/CG47668LOGO "After analyzing EPA's 645-page proposal and supporting technical documents, it is increasingly evident that the Administration's plan for regulating greenhouse gases would place the U.S. economy at serious risk,"...

2014-06-05 16:23:56

NEW YORK CITY, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. (CCTI) responds to Monday's announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its newly proposed guidelines for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Robin Eves, President and CEO of CCTI, stated: "As a U.S.- based company focused on providing clean energy solutions both in the domestic and global markets, we welcome...

2014-06-02 08:24:42

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed guidelines under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, set to be released today, The Brattle Group has released a compendium of prior studies examining the effects of a potential carbon emissions rulemaking. These studies cover a range of possible rulemaking options pertaining to carbon emissions in a wide variety of power markets across the United States. Many features...

2014-05-27 23:02:09

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a comprehensive report, “Cutting Carbon Emissions Under §111(d): The case for expanding solar energy in America.” The report offers a detailed, point-by-by point case as to why states should take advantage of clean solar energy as part of their efforts to comply with §111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to announce new air quality...

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...

2014-04-30 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...

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2014-04-11 13:12:51

[ Watch the Video: Ozone-Rich Air Descends From On High ] Kathryn Hansen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range are occasionally rewarded with remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and wind. But it's what people in the mountainous U.S. West can't see in conditions like this – ozone plunging down to the ground from high in the stratosphere, the second layer of the atmosphere – that has attracted the interest of NASA scientists,...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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