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2008-07-15 18:00:23

By Tom Wanamaker, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Jul. 13--ALBANY -- Friday's federal appeals court ruling that struck down the Clean Air Interstate Rule has been roundly criticized by the Adirondack Council. "By striking down the Clean Air Interstate Rule, the court has left all of the Northeastern states vulnerable to acid rain and fine particles of smoke that damage people's lungs," said Scott Lorey, director of government relations for the Adirondack Council, a conservation advocacy...

2008-07-11 15:00:41

By Debra McCown, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Jul. 11--ABINGDON, Va. -- While a new coal-fired power plant under construction in Wise County will add another local pollution source, the permitting process for it has spurred emissions reductions at an existing power plant nearby. Appalachian Power's Clinch River Power Plant in Russell County, Va., must reduce its emissions after air-quality computer modeling showed potential for a problem, said company representatives and Virginia...

2008-07-11 15:00:25

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Ailis Aaron Wolf, +1-703-276-3265, aaaron@hastingsgroup.com, for Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON,July 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--Environmental Integrity Project Director Eric Schaeffer issued the following statement this morning: Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which would have required significant reductions of sulfur dioxide and other pollutants in eastern states. The CAIR...

2008-07-09 12:00:35

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today issued this statement in response to standards issued by the state of Washington addressing the injection of carbon dioxide (C02) underground and power plant emission performance: "ACCCE applauds Washington for its efforts to adopt the country's first standards for underground injection of C02. "The United States has 600-1,000 years of storage capability. Washington has...

2008-06-30 00:01:44

WASHINGTON _ With costly new anti-pollution rules looming for lawn mowers, boat engines and many other small motorized devices, U.S. manufacturers are pressing the government to halt the imports of "dirty" equipment from China. The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. customs agents already have stepped up enforcement efforts, seizing or turning away thousands of motorcycles, generators, water pumps and other Asian-made outdoor power equipment illegally imported under existing rules....

2006-08-29 10:21:25

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and Asian auto makers must do more to meet voluntary targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars or face possible legislative action, the European Union's executive arm said on Tuesday. The European Commission said average CO2 emissions from new cars in the 15 "old" EU member states in 2004 were down 12.4 percent from 1995 levels, far off the target of a roughly 25 percent cut by 2008/09. "The situation is not...

2006-08-29 05:58:08

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and Asian auto makers must do more to meet voluntary targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars or face possible legislative action, the European Union's executive said on Tuesday. The European Commission said average CO2 emissions from new cars in the 15 "old" EU member states in 2004 were down 12.4 percent from 1995 levels, far off the target of a roughly 25 percent cut by 2008/09. "The current situation is by no means...

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2006-04-07 19:10:00

WASHINGTON -- The White House is reviewing an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal that the agency says will streamline the way the it oversees smokestack pollution from power generators, oil refineries and other industrial plants. According to a website filing made public Friday, EPA is asking the White House's regulatory arm, the Office of Management and Budget, to sign off on a rule that EPA says will reduce paperwork and clarify how the agency tracks emissions for certain plant...

2006-03-22 07:41:38

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bush Administration is considering imposing fuel economy standards on the biggest vans and sport-utility vehicles, which could go into effect in 2011 and put pressure on struggling domestic auto makers, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. The standards would be the first for the largest SUVs and vans -- those weighing between 8,500 and 10,000 pounds -- which have been exempt from fuel standards that affect smaller vehicles, the report said. The...

2005-07-24 06:39:15

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European carmakers are unlikely to meet their voluntary target for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, an industry newspaper reported on Saturday, raising the prospect that lawmakers will force them to act. "They will (miss) their target by a little bit," Automotive News quoted an unidentified European Union source as saying. "It's pretty common knowledge within the Commission, but it's politically incorrect to say it." Eager to head off compulsory steps, the...