cross-state clean air rule News

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

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


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • States reliant on fossil fuels sue over new clean air rules

    States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Opponents of the plan filed a flurry of lawsuits at the U.S. Court of Appeals as the Environmental Protection Agency published its final version of the new ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA proposes approval of public participation rules in Texas’ clean-air plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to approve the Texas clean-air plan that covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The proposed approval applies to existing facilities that plan to make major changes as well as new projects. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) clarified the clean-air plan’s procedures for ...

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal Court rules clean air, wildlife, quiet must come first

    A federal court ruled this week that the Bush Administration’s decision authorizing snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park violates the fundamental legal responsibility of the National Park Service to protect the clean air, wildlife, and natural quiet of national parks, including Yellowstone, for the benefit of all visitors. The court found that the Administration authorized snowmobile use ...

  • EPA Finalizes Approval of Public Participation Rules in Texas’ Clean-Air Plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Texas’ clean-air plan that covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The revised plan gives citizens additional opportunities to comment on applications for air permits for new facilities and modifications to existing facilities. Citizens will be notified when a facility applies for a permit and ...

  • California approves advanced clean car rules

    As it has done so often, California is leading the way with respect to clean cars. The California Air Resources Board has approved a package of new emissions rules for cars and light trucks through to 2025. These rules represent some of the world's most ambitious green car standards. The wide-ranging package of regulations are expected to halve greenhouse gas emissions and deliver 1.4 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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.

  • EPA proposes rules on clean air act permitting for greenhouse gas emissions (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two rules to ensure that businesses planning to build new, large facilities or make major expansions to existing ones will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits that address their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the spring of 2010, EPA finalized the GHG Tailoring Rule, which specifies that beginning in 2011, projects that will ...

  • New study shows how EPA clean air rules boost the economy and create jobs

    A new study details the positive impacts on the economy and job creation resulting from companies’ investments in emission control technology in response to new air pollution rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report, New Jobs – Cleaner Air Part II: An Investment in American ...

  • Energy Efficiency a Key Compliance Strategy for States in EPA Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan, a rule that sets state-specific targets for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. As the president noted in today’s announcement, one of the most promising compliance options available for states under the rule is increasing their energy efficiency. Previous analysis by the American Council for an ...

  • EPA to issue strict rules for US power plant air toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation’s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit brought against the Agency by a coalition of public health and environmental groups. The settlement has been lodged in the United States District Court for the ...

  • EPA seeking comments on reconsideration of air rule for backup stationary engines

    The Environmental Protection Agency will accept public comments through Nov. 4 on its decision to reconsider three issues in air pollution standards for backup stationary engines that generate electricity, including the 2015 compliance date for requiring ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel, according to a notice published Sept. 5 (78 Fed. Reg. 54,606). EPA also is reconsidering a requirement for engine ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Calgon Carbon Responds to U.S. Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) (the Company) announced its satisfaction with today’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) to leave MATS in effect while remanding it to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further proceedings. In doing so, the Court noted that EPA has represented that it is on track to issue a final ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • EPA mercury and air toxics rules for power plants: 20+ years in the making

    As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares to release new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), some people may be wondering about the history and timeline for these standards. One Senator recently claimed that EPA is “charging ahead” with them. These standards, however, have been in development for over ...

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