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Two leading American environmental groups said on Wednesday that Ohio tops the list for the top 20 US states with toxic emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants.
Marks 20th Settlement Under United States' Power Plant Enforcement Initiative WASHINGTON, July 23, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc., an Indiana electric generation and transmission cooperative, has agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control technology at its two coal-fired power plants in Indiana, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.
WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We at the American Lung Association were shocked to read language included in the draft American Power Act introduced today by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman that would unleash a dangerous process to attack life-saving rules on coal-fired power plants and threaten to permit much more air pollution around the nation.
Some parts of the country that havenâ€™t had to deal with air pollution and smog, like California has over the past, may soon have to worry about it as well.
A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improve energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California and 15 other states on Monday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to set up a "cap-and-trade" system to reduce toxic mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.
By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Thursday proposed changing environmental rules to give U.S. coal-fired power plants more leeway to expand aging facilities without installing expensive equipment to cut air pollution.
Ozone levels are falling in 19 Eastern states where smog has been a recurring problem in summer, helping improve air quality for a third of the nation's population, the Environmental Protection Agency says.