cross-state pollution regulation 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 ...


  • 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

  • Report: China`s ports fail to regulate pollution

    China's busy ports fail to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants mostly from cargo ships although they're the biggest source of air pollution in port cities such as Hong Kong, according to a new report. The U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council found that maritime activity accounts for half of all sulfur oxide emitted in Hong Kong and about a third of all nitrogen ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Carolina regulators shielded Duke`s coal ash pollution

    Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied - by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural ...


    By Associated Press

  • ET Marine Anticipates Sales Boost Following New Air Pollution Regulations

    Untitled Document ET Marine, which was set up just two months ago, has reported massive interest in its newly launched Seanox ship air ...

  • Stronger regulation needed to improve corporate pollution record in China

    The recent criticism of several foreign-owned companies by China’s top environmental authority has turned up the heat on multinational corporations (MNC) operating in the country. Earlier this month, the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) followed up with 130 MNCs caught polluting since 2004 and exposed three persistent polluters, according to China Business News. SEPA’s ...

  • ABA webinar on `Nano governance: the current state of federal, state, and international regulation`

    On May 19, 2011, the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know will convene a webinar on global nanotechnology governance initiatives. The program will explore the new and creative applications of existing regulatory tools and governance approaches to address the potential risks of nanotechnologies, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Health Care Without Harm Calls Passage of Bill to Delay EPA Regulations Limiting Pollution from Cement Plants

     Health Care Without Harm strongly opposed the passage in the House today of one a bill intended to weaken the EPA's ability to protect the nation's air supply under the Clean Air Act.  H.R. 2681, passed today by the House, would delay new EPA emissions restrictions on air pollutants from cement plants. The bill blocks regulations that would reduce significantly the amount of mercury ...


  • New Hampshire School Bus Company pays penalty for violating oil pollution prevention regulations

    A New Hampshire school bus company has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations for having failed to fully implement Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure plans (commonly called “SPCC” plans) at two of its facilities located in Auburn and Weare, N.H. In addition to paying the penalty, the Goffstown Truck Center, Inc. and its affiliated companies ...

  • Action needed on testing and regulation of nanomaterials

    A recent report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (UK) has presented a detailed assessment of the current state of knowledge about the effect of new materials on the environment, focusing on nanotechnology. The authors recommend that more testing is urgently needed and that existing regulations should be amended to control the development of nanomaterials, given the state of ...

  • Pollution makes Europeans unhappy

    Researchers in Canada have found a correlation between air pollution and people’s happiness. Their deep analysis, reported in the latest issue of the International Journal of Green Economics, suggests that air pollution may lead to unhappiness while the converse is also true, the unhappier the citizens of a country the more air pollution. Economists at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The polluting problem of fireworks

    Spare a thought for the environment when you’re letting off fireworks during the forthcoming celebrations. Research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution suggests that smoke from fireworks can raise levels of notorious “PM10″ particles significantly. Darko Popović and colleagues at environmental consultancy MEIS in Šmarje-Sap, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Should industry pay to pollute?

    How should emission credits be distributed under a climate change cap-and-trade program? President Obama's budget would require companies to buy federal permits in order to continue emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Hardest hit would be coal-fired power plants, which produce electricity for half of the U.S. population. But industry groups oppose Obama's proposal to auction off ...

  • Conservation coalition & states to sue EPA over global warming pollution

    A coalition of conservation groups and state attorneys general filed formal letters warning of impending lawsuits over the US Environmental Protection Agency's failure to address global warming pollution from ocean-going ships and aircraft.  The conservation groups' notice of intent to sue was filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Oceana, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Biological Diversity. ...

  • 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

  • Canadian regulator approves pipeline to Pacific

    The National Energy Board in Canada has recommended the government approve a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast. This will make it possible for oil produced in Canada to be shipped to the Asia-Pacific region, the Associated Press reports. According to the findings of the three-person review panel, the opening of this potential for export will play a vital role in the development of Canada's ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The State Council holds the teleconference on the first China pollution source census

    The State Council held the teleconference on the First China Pollution Source Census on January 4. Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan was present and addressed the meeting, stressing that we should make in-depth implementation of the scientific outlook on development in principle of the gist of the 17th National Congress of the CPC, adhere to carrying out the census in a comprehensive, scientific and ...

  • States agree to cut pollutants behind Lake Erie algae

    Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive. The two states along with Ontario, Canada, said Friday that they will work to cut the amount of phosphorus flowing into western Lake Erie by 40 percent within ...


    By Associated Press

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