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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA’s Regulation of Power Plant Emissions

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA’s Regulation of Power Plant Emissions

Photo via Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge that could threaten the Obama administration's progress towards limiting emissions from some of the nation's largest

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Shell to Pay $1.1 Million Fine for Arctic Drilling in Violation of the Clean Air Act

Shell to Pay $1.1 Million Fine for Arctic Drilling in Violation of the Clean Air Act

In March, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that Shell will not be allowed to return to the Arctic to explore for oil until they improve their equipment. Their efforts to extract resources

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Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan Targets Dirty Coal Power Plants; No Decision on Keystone XL

Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan Targets Dirty Coal Power Plants; No Decision on Keystone XL

Image via Shutterstock In a speech today President Obama unveiled the United States' new Climate Change Action Plan, which calls for a three-pronged approach to cut pollution, build resilience, and

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President Obama Nominates Gina McCarthy for Head of the EPA

President Obama Nominates Gina McCarthy for Head of the EPA

Today, President Obama announced that his nominee to replace Lisa Jackson as head of the EPA is Gina McCarthy. McCarthy, who currently manages the EPA's Air and Radiation office, has played a critical

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How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

The 2012 Presidential Election is tomorrow, and critical decisions regarding how the United States should tackle climate change and energy security will need to be made in the near future. Therefore, it

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NRDC Report Exposes the Millions Spent By Utility Companies Fighting EPA Clean Air Regulations

NRDC Report Exposes the Millions Spent By Utility Companies Fighting EPA Clean Air Regulations

Coal Plant Emitting Pollution Photo from Shutterstock As part of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has implemented rules that has forced coal and gas companies to either close down

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EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

EPA Introduces Regulations Limiting Hydraulic Fracturing Emissions

Today the EPA finally introduced long-delayed regulations requiring natural gas companies to utilize technologies that reduce or eliminate the emission of smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCS)

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Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Texas ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and scolded the agency for rejecting state pollution controls. Federal regulators had claimed that

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Midwest Utilities to Shutter 10 Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants In Response to New Regulations

Midwest Utilities to Shutter 10 Fossil Fuel-Powered Plants In Response to New Regulations

Two midwest utility companies this week announced the closure of 10 coal and natural-gas fired power plants by 2015. The two utility companies, Midwest Generation and GenOn Energy, cited an inability to

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Coal and Natural Gas Industries Stand Off Over New EPA Mercury Regulations

Coal and Natural Gas Industries Stand Off Over New EPA Mercury Regulations

Today the EPA is expected to reach a final decision on the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), which will, for the first time, limit mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants across the United States.

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Republican Rand Paul Attempts to Revoke Part of the Clean Air Act

Republican Rand Paul Attempts to Revoke Part of the Clean Air Act

Republican Senator Rand Paul is currently attempting to repeal one of the newest pieces of the four-decade-old Clean Air Act. So far he's sponsored a piece of legislation that seeks to eliminate the Cross

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating US Clean Air Act

Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating US Clean Air Act

A man in West Des Moines, Iowa faces prison time and huge fines for violating the Clean Air Act. After pleading guilty for conspiring to avoid Clean Air Act regulations while renovating a 10-storey

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123 US Lawmakers Intend to Block EPA from Updating the Clean Air Act

123 US Lawmakers Intend to Block EPA from Updating the Clean Air Act

The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to update the Clean Air Act and a stronghold of lawmakers aren't happy about it; they've introduced a series of legislative bills that could permanently

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IS IT GREEN? Clean Coal

IS IT GREEN? Clean Coal

Throughout this past election season we heard both major-party candidates give a lot of love to “clean coal.” The phrase sounds great to Americans concerned about our dependence on foreign

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