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2008-12-05 14:15:00

A report released on Thursday showed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions during the 2008 budget year resulted in a record $11.8 billion in pollution controls and projects to clean up the environment.Granta Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, said the EPA estimated record pollution reductions of 3.9 billion pounds per year after the pollution control activities are completed.The EPA said that would be nearly...

2008-10-07 15:00:20

By Karen Lee Ziner But the co-owner of one of the firms, Bilray Demolition in Johnston, says he plans to fight the fine in court. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has brought a total of more than $630,000 in penalties against two Rhode Island companies for alleged violations of clean-air regulations. David Santanelli, co-owner of Bilray Demolition Company in Johnston -- one of the two companies cited by the EPA -- said he intends to challenge the complaint in court. The...

2008-09-09 00:00:14

The D.C. Circuit has struck down a Bush administration rule barring states and local governments from requiring increased air pollution monitoring. The 2-1 ruling invalidated a two-year-old rule. The Clean Air Act requires that permits granted to facilities releasing more than 100 tons of any pollutant a year provide for monitoring to ensure the company is meeting its emissions targets. Such permits are usually issued by local or state agencies. But the rule prohibited municipalities...

2008-08-12 15:00:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the fifteenth settlement secured by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency to control harmful air pollution from coal-fired power plants, the owner and operator of a plant in St. Johns, Ariz., has agreed to install pollution controls at an estimated cost of $400 million to reduce harmful emissions and pay a $950,000 civil penalty. Today's settlement resolves alleged violations of the New Source Review...

2008-07-15 00:00:19

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court unanimously struck down a signature component of President Bush's clean-air policies Friday, dealing a blow to environmental groups and likely delaying further action until the next administration. The regulation, known as the Clean Air Interstate Rule, required 28 mostly Eastern states - including West Virginia - to reduce smog- forming and soot-producing emissions that can travel long distances in the wind. The Environmental Protection Agency...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

A U.S. federal appeals court Friday struck down a key portion of President George Bush's signature Clear Skies legislation, saying the rule was flawed. The Clean Air Interstate Rule of the Environmental Protection Agency was designed to reduce air pollution that moves across state lines. The plan capped emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides in the eastern United States, which the EPA said resulted in reduction in the emissions across 28 eastern states and the District of Columbia....

2008-06-24 02:29:44

By Duncan Mansfield KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Critics fear that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks. The proposed change, pending since last June, comes as the utility industry moves into its biggest building boom in coal- fueled power plants in decades. To meet growing electricity needs, more than 20 plants are under construction in 14 states and...

2008-06-22 12:00:17

By Duncan Mansfield Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Critics fear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks. The proposed change, pending since last June, comes as the utility industry moves into its biggest building boom in coal- fueled power plants in decades. To meet growing electricity needs, more than 20 plants are under construction in 14...

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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...

2006-03-17 20:24:06

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a big win for environmentalists, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier for coal-burning power plants to make equipment changes without installing controls to fight the pollution that would result. The court shot down an Environmental Protection Agency rule that said power plant owners would only have to install modern pollution fighting controls if equipment changes cost more...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.