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Obama to Take Action to Slash Coal Pollution

Published: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:15am
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Monday will announce one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan who spoke anonymously because they had been asked not to reveal details.

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President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

Published: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:07am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates.

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Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution

Published: 
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
Category: 
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. 

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New map could refocus state's pollution battles

Published: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:52pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks.