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Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Published: 
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Energy

President Obama, declaring that “Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction,” announced sweeping measures on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for a future of rising temperatures.

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Environmental Questions Take Back Seat at Hearing for E.P.A. Nominee

Published: 
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 9:06pm
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Most of the biggest challenges facing the Environmental Protection Agency — climate change, major new regulations on power plant emissions, biofuels production and enforcement of clean air and water laws — were virtually absent from Thursday’s confirmation hearing for President Obama’s nominee to head the agency, Gina McCarthy.

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EPA proposes compromise on Navajo Generating Station's emissions

Published: 
Fri, 01/18/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Haze from the Arizona power plant can be seen at many Southwest parks and wilderness areas. The EPA proposes giving it five extra years to lower emissions, which could save tribal members' jobs.

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E.P.A. Sets a Lower Limit for Soot Particles in the Air

Published: 
Mon, 12/17/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new standard for soot pollution on Friday that will force industry, utilities and local governments to find ways to reduce emissions of particles that are linked to thousands of cases of disease and death each year.