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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...

2011-03-15 14:50:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal judge in Birmingham on Monday dismissed a long-running clean air lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Alabama Power. The case related to maintenance work conducted at the company's coal-fired power plants. Alabama Power maintained from the start that its activities were always in full compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Virginia Hopkins rejected EPA's...

2011-01-12 14:13:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Missouri, an operating company of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), strongly disputes allegations that the company violated Clean Air Act requirements as claimed in a lawsuit filed today on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The USEPA's allegations are related to the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the federal Clean Air Act. This lawsuit follows USEPA's January 2010 issuance of a Notice of Violation. Ameren...

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2010-07-07 05:50:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Tuesday that would reduce toxic emissions produced by power plants in 31 eastern US states. The aim, which includes the nation's capital, is to reduce 71 percent of sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels by 2014. Also, the agency wishes to have nitrogen oxides cut by 52 percent in the same period. "This rule is designed to cut pollution that spreads hundreds of miles and has enormous negative impacts on millions of Americans," said EPA...

2010-01-21 12:41:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States today filed two major Clean Air Act settlements to reduce air emissions from container glass and Portland cement plants throughout the country, announced Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division and Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. The settlements cover 15 U.S....

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2009-04-28 10:40:28

Three rules laid out under the former Bush Administration that affect how coal-fired power plants account for their air emissions are being carefully reconsidered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters reported. The Obama White House is seeking to reverse several loopholes created by the EPA under the Bush administration, environmental groups said on Monday. Frank O'Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch, said the move was part of an ongoing effort by the EPA to clean up the...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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