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The Clean Air Act Was Supposed To Protect Us. Here’s Why It’s Not

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Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

ALBANY, N.Y. — When Deneen Carter-El moved to the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany’s South End two decades ago, she thought the beige-colored townhouses and trimmed lawns would be a welcome change from high-rise public housing.

But appearances were deceiving.

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Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint

Published: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:10am
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Energy

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administration.

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Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry

Published: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04pm
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In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching.

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Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution

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Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:49pm
Category: 
Energy

In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the smog from coal plants that drifts across state lines from 28 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast.

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Calculating the costs of pollution

Published: 
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 6:28pm
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Chemicals

Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards.