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EPA Cut Corners On Climate Finding: Inspector General
2011-09-29 05:14:24

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took shortcuts in laying the groundwork to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases, the agency's Inspector General said on Wednesday in a report that could boost efforts to block new climate change rules. The report concluded that the environmental agency should have followed a more comprehensive review process in a technical paper it compiled to support its determination that greenhouse gases pose dangers to human health and welfare. ...

2011-08-20 00:00:32

The regulation, known as Utility MACT, is expected to cost an estimated $10.9 billion annually for the industry to comply. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 Trinity Consultants, an environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, will present a webinar on September 14, 2011, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. CDT, that describes the regulatory requirements in the recently proposed National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Electric Utility...

2011-08-11 10:42:00

Aims to Emphasize Health Benefits of Clean Air, Engage Wide Group of Advocates for Public Health WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Without Harm has announced a new initiative to help support the Clean Air Act. Called the "Clean Air Promise," the campaign will target the health care community, legislators and policy makers, community and business leaders, and individuals, asking them to make a Promise to protect America's children and families from air...

2011-08-04 09:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time in less than seven days, attorneys from Hicks Thomas LLP have won an important environmental ruling for Naperville, Ill.-based R.R. Street & Co. Inc. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Hinds Investments L.P. v. Team Enterprises, Inc. (No. 10-15607), the Ninth Circuit upheld a trial court's dismissal of claims asserted against R.R. Street under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976...

2011-07-28 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has released a television advertisement today in an effort to thwart Congressional attempts to weaken the Clean Air Act. This effort is part of the Lung Association's Healthy Air Campaign to preserve the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to implement and enforce this forty-year-old landmark public health law. The provocative new ad focuses on the devastating effects of air pollution and its...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin