cross-state air pollution News

  • 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

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

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


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • New IIR Energy Service Shows Impact of EPA Cross-State Pollution Rule, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- U.S. electric utilities and merchant generators have already announced the premature closure of more than 20,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generation in response to new emissions regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C.). "We are tracking a total of 55,000 MW of electric generation that ...


    By Marketwire

  • EU states expect to exceed air pollutant limits

    The European Environment Agency has confirmed that 11 EU countries expect to exceed their legal emissions ceiling for nitrogen oxides (NOx) in 2010, some by more than 40%. The EEA's annual status report reveals that several Member States, including Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, expect to exceed their respective NOx ceilings by small margins (less than 5 %). However, France and Spain ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • BIOREM announces orders totalling $4.8 million

    BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) (“Biorem” or “the Company”) today announced several new orders totalling $4.8 million.  The orders are for air emission abatement projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia. “These recent orders are a reflection of our customer’s desires for reliability and the ability to achieve stringent performance targets while ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Air pollutant emissions to exceed limits

    In 2010, around half of the European Union's Member States expect to surpass one or more of the legal limits set by the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The annual status report released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms that 11 countries anticipate an exceedance of their ceilings for NOx — some by more than 40 %. Of the four pollutants ...

  • Flexible approaches to managing air pollution

    Managing air quality has become an increasingly complex partnership between regional, national and local bodies in Europe. A recent study explores the development and achievements of urban air quality management over recent decades, from controlling emissions at source to new, flexible approaches, based on managing risks associated with impacts on health and the environment. The future of air ...

  • Stringent air pollution norms boost adoption of air pollution control equipment

    The industrial growth and the infrastructure boom in India has vitalized several industries such as steel, cement and electricity. The electricity vertical has been especially invigorated, with utilities adding capacities to their plant to close the gap between demand and supply. These developments across verticals have fueled demand for air pollution control equipment (APCE) in India. New ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Japanese enforcement of air pollution law

    The Ministry of the Environment released a report on the enforcement status of the Air Pollution Control Law (hereinafter referred to as 'the Law') for FY 2006.  1. Purpose of the survey - The purpose of the survey is to acquire basic data for air pollution control administration by determining the current enforcement status of the Law. The collected information included the number of ...

  • Controlling Air Pollution - Predictions for 2008

    CleanAIR Systems, a leader in emissions control technology, has drawn upon their daily interaction with regulatory standards, original equipment manufacturers and businesses using air pollution control products, to forecast their “Air Pollution Control - Predictions for 2008”. The issue of air pollution and how to control it was a hot topic in 2007, particularly with climate change and ...


  • Court orders EPA to redo air pollution limits in 13 states

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, the court upheld the EPA's right to impose the clean-air standards, rejecting an argument by states and industry groups that the rule was overly burdensome. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • More EU Member States to miss 2010 air pollutant limits

    A preliminary analysis of data reported under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive) by Member States at the end of 2007 indicates that more countries anticipate missing one or more of their legally-binding 2010 emission ceilings compared to last year. The NEC Directive requires all Member States to annually report information concerning emissions and projections for four ...

  • Several EU Member States to miss 2010 air pollutant targets

    A number of EU Member States are likely to miss legally-binding 2010 emission targets for four important air pollutants, according to the 'NEC Directive status report 2006' from the EEA. The report is based on the latest data officially reported by Member States under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive).  The NEC Directive requires all Member States to report ...

  • Air pollutant emission limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States

    Twelve Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). In some instances the limits were exceeded by significant amounts. For the first time, preliminary data recently reported to the EEA by Member States allow a comparison ...

  • EPA Cross-State Rule Drives Increased Demand for Powder River Basin Coal, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The newly finalized Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C.) is driving increased demand for low-sulfur sub-bituminous coal from the Powder River Basin (PRB) at the expense of higher-sulfur coal mined in other regions. Reducing power-plant emissions of ...


    By Marketwire

  • State Air Pollution Officials Urge National Climate Law

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - The professional association of state and local air pollution control officials this week took aim at global warming. At its spring membership meeting in Louisville, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies formally adopted a statement calling on Congress to 'promptly enact a mandatory economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction program with ...

  • 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

  • EPA Awards Over $300,000 to the State of New Mexico to Prevent Air Pollution

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $300,204 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The funds will be used by NMED to administer the state’s Air Pollution Prevention and Abatement Program which aims to prevent, reduce and eliminate air pollution. The funds will also be used to administer the State’s air permitting, air planning, environmental compliance programs and ...

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