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  • Voters overwhelmingly support EPA air pollution rules

    A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress’ anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA’s new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Two-thirds of the respondents – 67 percent – oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air ...

  • Voters Overwhelmingly Support EPA Air Pollution Rules

    A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress' anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA's new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants.  Two-thirds of the respondents – 67 percent – oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air pollution ...


    By Ceres

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • Sweeping first time air pollution rules for refineries

    Below is a post from AP about two important actions being taken by EPA.  Here’s the main points being made: Refineries will be made to measure emissions at their property lines and take corrective actions. EPA considers this "neighborhood watch for toxic pollutants" (Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator) This is a demonstration of the Obama administration's commitment to ...

  • EPA Ordered to Review California Air Pollution Rules

    Recently the Ninth U.S. District Court of Appeals ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review its approval of California’s air pollution standards related to pesticides and ozone.  The ruling came about after several groups challenged the EPA in court for approving in part, and disapproving in part, revisions to California’s state implementation plan for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Want to cut drug spending? air pollution rules could help. (#2259)

    As environmentalists and industry groups bicker over the costs and benefits of pollution rules, a new study finds that we may actually be underestimating the value of clean air in at least one respect: Cutting pollution can allow people to spend less on prescription drugs. The new working paper, by economists at MIT and UC Santa Barbara, concluded that a U.S. government program set up in 2003 to ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • EU Approves New Rules For Member States To Drastically Cut Air Pollution

    When fully implemented, the Directive will reduce by almost 50% the negative health impacts of air pollution, such as respiratory diseases and premature death, by 2030. Even if air pollutants are invisible killers, people are increasingly aware and concerned at the quality of the air they breathe and the agreement of stricter limits in the NEC is therefore an important achievement. It will also ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • District Court MACT ruling changes the U.S. air pollution market

    Last week a U.S. District Court ruled that EPA would only be granted a one month delay in promulgation of a new rule requiring toxic pollutant removal from industrial boilers and related sources. This development substantially changes the five-year market forecasts for scrubbers, fabric filters and continuous mass monitors. The net effect will be a US$1 billion increase in both the markets for ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Here’s what they’re saying about the cross-state air pollution rule

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Clean Air Act protections that will slash hundreds of thousands of tons of smokestack emissions that travel long distances through the air and threaten the health of hundreds of millions of Americans living downwind. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will protect communities that are home to 240 million Americans from smog and soot ...

  • EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control. At the same time, the EPA moved to remove two states - South Carolina and Florida - from the "good neighbor" rules, saying they don't contribute significant amounts of smog to other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Court Revives EPA Rule on Cross-State Pollution

    In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't control. The 6-2 ruling was an important victory for the Obama administration in controlling emissions from power plants in 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states that contribute to soot and ...


    By Associated Press

  • US utilities resist epa pollution rules

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a three-year schedule for power plants to comply with new pollution rules for utilities. However, company executives argue that the timeline for implementing new rules requiring utilities to reduce emissions of toxic chemicals is too aggressive and could put the reliability of the nation’s electric grid at risk. “If EPA continues on ...


  • India issues rules on vehicles to curb pollution in capital

    India's top court issued several orders Wednesday to fight record pollution in New Delhi, including a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel vehicles and a stiff hike on the toll for trucks entering the capital. The Supreme Court also banned trucks from entering the city if they're over 10 years old or are just transiting through. In ...


    By Associated Press

  • Frost & Sullivan: U.S. EPA MACT rules buoys air pollution control equipment in the global energy and power industry

    The global air pollution control equipment market in the energy and power industry is expected to grow significantly once the utility and oil and gas industries comply with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. As the future of existing power plants is uncertain due to new regulations focusing on efficiency and reduction in capital costs, the market is expected to grow only ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • High Court ruling on air pollution casts fresh doubt on the deliverability of Heathrow expansion

    The Government has failed to take adequate measures to meet the legal requirement to being levels of nitrogen dioxide to within legal limits as soon as possible, the High Court ruled today, and has fixed its estimates for compliance dates based on over-optimistic modelling of pollution levels. ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • A holiday gift from the EPA: New rules will cut toxic air pollution from American Boilers

    The U.S. Environment Protection Agency finalized the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule today to protect people from exposure to toxic air pollution from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers. By encouraging industry to use cleaner-burning ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: U.S. EPA MACT Rules Buoys Air Pollution Control Equipment in the Global Energy and Power Industry

    The global air pollution control equipment market in the energy and power industry is expected to grow significantly once the utility and oil and gas industries comply with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. As the future of existing power plants is uncertain due to new regulations focusing on efficiency and reduction in capital costs, the market is expected to grow only ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 11:30 AM EST: EPA to Hold Media Call on Proposed Updates to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

    Today at 11:30 a.m. EST, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a media call about an update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. EPA is committed to protecting the lives and health of Americans by addressing the problem of air pollution that is transported across state lines. WHO: Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and ...

  • Study: Latinos Face Major Health Risks from Delays of EPA Air Pollution Rules

    Latinos are among those facing the greatest risk from efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updates to health safeguards protecting Americans from ozone, mercury and other dangerous air pollutants, according to a major new report from the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Center for American Progress, and the National ...

  • National Grid Applauds EPA`s Release of Rule That Will Reduce Air Pollution From Power Plants

     National Grid today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its release of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).  The final rule fulfills EPA's obligation established in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments to regulate toxic air emissions from the electric sector.   "Today, EPA has finalized a reasonable rule that reflects its constructive engagement with ...


    By National Grid PLC

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