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Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits

Published: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.

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New Clean Air Rules Would Do Little

Published: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 9:37am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama's recently proposed regulations to limit carbon-dioxide emissions from new power plants have been much heralded by environmentalists because they would make new coal-fired power plants too costly to operate.

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Internal EPA report highlights disputes over fracking and well water

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:51am
Category: 
Water

One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. 

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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.