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Fighting Obama’s Climate Plan, but quietly preparing to comply
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Fighting Obama’s Climate Plan, but quietly preparing to comply

CHEYENNE, WY — Matt Mead, the governor of Wyoming, the nation’s leading coal-producing state, fiercely opposes President Obama’s climate change regulations, which could shutter hundreds of coal plants and deeply wound his state, one of 27 that are suing to block the plan. Nevertheless, Mr. Mead, a Republican, has ordered […]

Study links 6.5 million deaths each year to air pollution
Coal / Energy

Study links 6.5 million deaths each year to air pollution

PARIS, FRANCE — “A sobering report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency says air pollution has become a major public health crisis leading to around 6.5 million deaths each year, with ‘many of its root causes and cures’ found in the energy industry. The air pollution study is […]

Air Pollution: EPA doubles down on mercury rule; more litigation likely
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Air Pollution: EPA doubles down on mercury rule; more litigation likely

WASHINGTON, DC — “U.S. EPA today stood by its plan to cut power plant mercury emissions, reaffirming an earlier conclusion that it made the right decision under the Clean Air Act to regulate releases of the toxic metal and other hazardous air pollutants. That determination ‘is particularly well-founded in light […]

Tell the EPA to look at the FULL picture of toxic risks
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Tell the EPA to look at the FULL picture of toxic risks

Every day, millions of Americans are exposed to toxic chemicals from multiple polluters near their neighborhoods. From Cleveland to Marietta to Cincinnati, Ohioans are exposed, for example, to heavy metals like lead from several different facilities, each with its own lead limits, based on a human exposure assessment. Science and […]

Supreme Court ruling on Clean Power Plan doesn’t halt EPA action or change timeline
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Supreme Court ruling on Clean Power Plan doesn’t halt EPA action or change timeline

WASHINGTON, DC — “Last month, the Supreme Court unexpectedly issued a “stay” of the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s efforts to mitigate climate change. This decision unquestionably bars the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from enforcing any of the rule’s requirements until the lawsuits against it are […]

Your grandfather’s coal plant
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Your grandfather’s coal plant

NEW YORK, NY — “No major source of electricity pollutes more than an old coal plant. Compared to a state-of-the-art natural gas plant, the average coal plant emits over 100 times more sulfur dioxide, five times as many nitrogen oxides, and twice as much carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour. Meanwhile, renewable […]

Ohio advocates point out health costs of delaying emissions cuts
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Ohio advocates point out health costs of delaying emissions cuts

DUBLIN — “The longer Ohio waits to cut air emissions from power plants, the more adverse illnesses it can expect for its citizens, say health and environmental advocates. Members of Moms Clean Air Force and Environment Ohio gathered in Dublin, Ohio, on February 19 to show support for the Clean […]

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TV ads duel over power rate proposal

FirstEnergy says plan will save customers $560M, but opponents charge that cost will be $4B TOLEDO — “The TV spots, radio ads, and a burgeoning battle on social media reflect the growing intensity in the fight to control the message over the merits of the eight-year plan. The proposal labeled […]

Coal states score on a ‘Hail Mary’ pass to temporarily block Clean Power Plan
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Coal states score on a ‘Hail Mary’ pass to temporarily block Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC — “In what could be described as nothing less than a ‘Hail Mary’ attempt to block the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, the coal states have scored. In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to delay the carbon reduction plan’s implementation until it can […]

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The Ohio River near New Richmond, Ohio, with the coal-fired Zimmer Power Station in the background.
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What’s next for Ohio under Clean Power Plan?

COLUMBUS — “Little chance remains for a stay while Ohio and other states challenge the Clean Power Plan, say environmental advocates. Consequently, Ohio and various other states must continue preparing their state plans to meet the rules’ targets, despite their opposition to the plan. The Clean Power Plan aims to […]