Post Tagged with: "air pollution"

Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Under the settlement, Heritage will pay the Ohio EPA $34,000 for the 761 pounds of ash that spewed into the surrounding area. The company also is required to make changes to prevent future problems at the facility, located about 175 miles east of Columbus along the Ohio […]

In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Wesley Simon-Parsons, civil and environmental supervisor at Dominion Terminal Associates, stands near piles of coal at the company's coal terminal in Newport News, Va. Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday, July 29, 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. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Coal / Energy

A great day for coal? Not exactly.

Why the Supreme Court’s strange EPA decision won’t matter as much as people think WASHINGTON, DC — “It won’t get as much attention as today’s perplexing Supreme Court decision blocking mercury limits for coal-fired power plants, but the government quietly revealed last Thursday that the U.S. electricity sector has reached a […]

Marked for death by SCOTUS, mercury rule has already done its job
Clean Power Plan / Coal

Marked for death by SCOTUS, mercury rule has already done its job

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Supreme Court sent the Environmental Protection Agency back to the drawing board Monday to re-issue rules on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, a process which could extend past President Obama’s tenure in office. While the 5-4 decision is likely to draw the ire of environmental […]

A coal-fired power plant in Ghent, Ky. Industry groups and about 20 states challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to regulate emissions — one of the Obama administration's most ambitious environmental initiatives.
Clean Power Plan / Coal

Supreme Court blocks Obama’s limits on power plants

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, one meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Industry groups and some 20 states challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to regulate the emissions, saying […]

Coal industry fighting for survival on 7 fronts
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy

Coal industry fighting for survival on 7 fronts

WASHINGTON, DC — “Perhaps no industry has inflicted such widespread costs on society as coal. From debilitating black lung disease to the devastating removal of whole mountaintops, from decades of lung-scarring smog to unrestrained emissions of greenhouse gases, coal has imposed its own deadly taxation—hiding the charges under the smoky […]

A haze of smog covers Over-the-Rhine looking southeast from Fairview Park in July 2010.
Coal

Not all good news on air quality

CINCINNATI — “I’m glad to know that Cincinnati’s air quality has improved, in terms of ozone pollution (“More local lung news: Our air is getting better” May 4) We should celebrate a decline from 15th to 23rd worst in the American Lung Association’s estimation. Your story, however, omits the fact […]

Citizens rally to support clean air
Coal / Energy

Citizens rally to support clean air

CINCINNATI —  Cincinnati area residents in support of clean air and carbon pollution reduction took their message to Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati today.  Members of the Sierra Club and Ohio Citizen Action were on the square promoting the benefits of clean air to locals residents, and urging people to […]

Ohio Citizen Action and eight other groups sue EPA on air toxics rules
Coal

Ohio Citizen Action and eight other groups sue EPA on air toxics rules

CLEVELAND — On February 3, 2014, Ohio Citizen Action and eight other groups filed a notice of intent to sue U.S. EPA for failure to update air pollution rules for more than 30 categories of industrial polluters. U.S. EPA has missed the deadlines set by the Clean Air Act to […]

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny
Coal / Energy

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny

CLEVELAND — “The proposed EPA standards require power plants to emit fewer greenhouse gases into the air when they operate. Simply, this means power plants will be built or retrofitted to be cleaner/more energy-efficient than current plants. This requirement will help reduce the costs of pollution-related illness and spur the […]

Help kids breathe easier this summer
AEP / Coal / Energy

Help kids breathe easier this summer

Help Us Close Gavin from SVS Mediaworks on Vimeo. Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund kicked off a new campaign August 1 to help kids breathe easier this summer. The goal is to raise $10,000 by August 27,in order to continue work to prevent coal ash spills into Ohio’s drinking water […]