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2011-03-09 12:04:00

Clean Air Act Needed in Countryside, Not Just in Metro Areas: Citing Health Concerns, New Report Calls For End of Pollution Exemptions for Livestock Operations; Major Pollution Exposures Detailed At Mega-Farming Operations Across U.S., Including CA, IN, IA and NC. WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New federal and industry data show that the air at some factory farm test sites in the U.S. is dirtier than in America's most polluted cities and exposes workers to...

2011-03-08 04:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today released Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants, a new report that documents the range of hazardous air pollutants emitted from power plants and the urgent need to clean them up to protect public health. The report highlights the wide range of uncontrolled pollutants from these plants including: toxic metals and metal-like substances such as arsenic and lead; mercury; dioxins;...

2011-03-03 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed changes to federal standards regulating ozone could inflict serious harm on America's economy, job growth and consumers, said Gregory Scott, executive vice president and general counsel of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, in a statement today to an EPA advisory panel. "The proposed NAAQS for ozone will have a great, and potentially very negative, impact on the...

2011-03-01 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Second Prospective Report analyzing the costs and benefits of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments to the U.S. population and economy. The Main Street Alliance issued the following statement from MSA Network Director Sam Blair: "Clean air is a Main Street value and always has been. And now we know that clean air - and the Clean Air Act, specifically - is also a big benefit for...

2011-03-01 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In response to the Environmental Protection Agency report titled "The Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act from 1990 to 2020," the following statement was issued today by Chris Van Atten, spokesperson, American Businesses for Clean Energy: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100426/DC93350LOGO) "The more than 5,000 businesses active in American Businesses for Clean Energy supported action by the last Congress on climate and...

2011-02-25 15:48:00

CHARLESTON, W.V., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to withhold funds from the EPA and the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) for components of guidance or new rules that are continuing the attack on Appalachian coal mining. Specifically, the House approved Rep. Morgan Griffith's (R-VA) amendment that prohibits funding for EPA's unwarranted intrusion into the Corps of Engineers coal mine permitting responsibilities under Section 404 of...

2011-02-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A united coalition of fishing, hunting and sporting organizations from nearly every U.S. state joined together on Thursday to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine. More than 360 organizations, ranging from fly fishing groups to big game hunters, signed a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, urging her to use the agency's authority...

2011-02-23 14:06:00

Survey Conducted in (OH-8th) Congressional District Tracks With National Survey Findings; Clear Local Message: Let the Environmental Protection Agency Do Its Job of Protecting Public Health and the Environment. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A clear majority of registered voters in the Ohio 8th Congressional District oppose the support provided last week by Rep. John Boehner to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from updating clean air safeguards needed...

2011-02-23 00:00:43

Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) recently announced that it is expanding its environmental consulting and contracting services to include management and recycling of hazardous materials and universal waste products. Lima, Ohio (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) recently announced that it is expanding its environmental consulting and contracting services to include management and recycling of hazardous materials and universal waste...

2011-02-16 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing renewable energy generation projects. "Our goal is to...


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