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  • How Obama`S Power Plant Emission Rules Will Work

    The Obama administration is poised to unveil the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants across the nation. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's campaign to combat climate change and a key element of his legacy. Obama says the rules are essential to curb the heat-trapping greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Critics ...


    By Associated Press

  • McCarthy Touts Collaborative Effort In Developing Power Plant Emissions Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has written its proposed rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants with collaboration in mind and will continue listening to interested parties, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said May 22 in Seattle. Speaking in advance of the June 2 release of the proposed rule, McCarthy told a round table of public officials, venture capitalists and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • House GOP moves to block EPA rules on power plants

    In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. A bill targeting the power plant rule is slated for a vote on the House floor Thursday as GOP lawmakers fight back against what they call the Obama administration's "war on coal." Obama's proposal, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Power Plant Rule Would Threaten Economy With No Climate Benefit, Industry Says

    An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants would drive up electricity costs and cause significant job losses without providing a tangible climate benefit, coal-reliant states and industry groups said at a public hearing July 29. “The U.S. cannot go it alone and expect that our actions will have a meaningful climate impact in a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • McCarthy Defends Proposed Carbon Rule For Power Plants in Advance of Hearings

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy preemptively countered claims that proposed carbon dioxide standards for power plants would harm the economy as the agency prepares for a series of public hearings on the proposal. McCarthy told reporters July 28 that the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set carbon emissions standards for existing power plants, will create ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA expects to revise rules for wastewater discharges from power plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to revise the existing standards for water discharges from coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution and better protect America’s water. Wastewater discharged from coal ash ponds, air pollution control equipment, and other equipment at power plants can contaminate drinking water sources, cause fish and other wildlife to die and create other ...

  • California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

    California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices. After the program survived a lengthy legal challenge from fuel makers, regulators are expected to ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly take costs into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions ...


    By Associated Press

  • Power Plant Rule Is Flexible But Reductions Are Aggressive, Complex, State Officials Say

    The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon dioxide standards for existing power plants provide states tremendous flexibility, but the emissions targets are complex and very aggressive, officials said at a forum Oct. 14. States are still assessing how the EPA's proposed rule will affect their power sector and which of the options the agency poses will be the most attractive, state ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Industry Sees Warning on Power Plant Carbon Rules in Supreme Court Decision

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas permitting program won't directly impact its efforts to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants. However, the June 23 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia is providing plenty of rhetorical ammunition to industry ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA extends power plant emissions deadline...slightly

    While its ambitious agenda to curb greenhouse gases (GHG) has been delayed, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still moving ahead in full force to have power plants – one of the biggest contributors of GHGs – cut emissions drastically. The EPA announced late last year it would move to push new, strict emissions performance standards on plants and refineries. The move faced ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • New EPA Emissions Rules to Spur Demand for Clean Combustion Technology

        WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN) expects that tough new rules on coal-fired power plant emissions which were finalized recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will spur demand for effective, efficient, clean ...


  • Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Strong Health Standards for Soot Emissions

    A federal appeals court today unanimously upheld EPA’s latest health-based clean air standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. Inhaling soot pollution can have serious health consequences, ranging from increased asthma attacks, to heart attacks and premature death. The following is a statement by John Walke, Clean Air Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “This is, ...

  • EPA issues stringent emission standards for coal- and oil-fired power plants

    In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards - which eliminate 20 years of uncertainty across industry - would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Delays Emissions Rules as Energy Companies Prepare for a Tumultuous Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it will delay releasing the final rules for new power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions. The rules are now scheduled to be released sometime this summer. The EPA’s 2015 Plan for the Carbon Emissions Rules The rules for new power plants were expected to be released on January 8, 2015, but the EPA ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Northeast States Renew Call for Power Plant Emissions Cuts

    Reducing power plant emissions achieves fewer deaths, fewer respiratory and heart-related hospital admissions and emergency room visits, decreases in school absences, and higher worker productivity, a new study by the Ozone Transport Commission, OTC, has found. With these findings in mind, the OTC, an organization of 12 northeastern and mid-Atlantic states plus the District of Columbia created ...

  • ‘EU should work with US on aircraft emissions after EPA ruling’

    The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has announced today that emissions from aircraft endanger human health, after being forced to issue a ruling due to a lawsuit filed by a number of US environmental groups. The EPA already found that greenhouse gases (GHGs) from cars and power plants were harmful to public health because of their climate impact. Due to the provisions in US law (the Clean ...

  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Urges EPA to let success of regional plan guide power plant rules

    The nine states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative submitted comments Dec. 2 recommending that the Environmental Protection Agency use RGGI and its experiences over the past five years as a guide for upcoming national rules to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants. The EPA rules under the Clean Air ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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