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Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania have worst toxic air pollution from power plants
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Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania have worst toxic air pollution from power plants

WASHINGTON, DC — “Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air […]

Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule
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Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated a bid Wednesday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants. Republicans were behind the effort, but they didn’t get enough votes to move ahead. It was the second time in […]

U.S. EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution
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U.S. EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

WASHINGTON D.C. — ” Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency won immediate support from environmental groups and public health advocates, who […]

Lake Erie has most mercury pollution in Great Lakes
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Lake Erie has most mercury pollution in Great Lakes

ELYRIA — “Lake Erie receives the most mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants of the five Great Lakes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental watchdog. Coal-fired power plants are responsible for 50 percent of emissions of mercury — a toxic substance that […]

Poisoning the Great Lakes
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Poisoning the Great Lakes

Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants in the Great Lakes region WASHINGTON, DC — “Mercury emitted into the air from coal-fired power plants is by far the leading man-made source of mercury in the Great Lakes and the rivers and streams of the region. This new NRDC report analyzed pollution […]

SunCoke proposal would force stricter regulations
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SunCoke proposal would force stricter regulations

Local residents don’t want SunCoke near, but OK with less emissions MIDDLETOWN — “Stricter emission standards won’t stop SunCoke Energy Middletown from operating in their backyards, but members of a local environmental watchdog group said they will benefit local residents. Last week, Monroe City Council voted on an ordinance that […]

State of the air
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State of the air

WASHINGTON, DC — “Breathing polluted air can harm your health and even shorten your life. State of the Air is a report card on air pollution in communities across the nation. The more you learn, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner […]

Study claims AEP emissions responsible for thousands of deaths
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Study claims AEP emissions responsible for thousands of deaths

COLUMBUS — “The study, commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council, claims air pollution from AEP’s coal-fired power plants is contributing to thousands of deaths and illnesses in states touched by the company’s emissions. Ohio is near the top of the sick list, trailing only Pennsylvania. The study said AEP-generated […]

Separating fracked from fiction: The truth about the American Petroleum Institute’s attacks on EPA’s new air pollution standards for natural gas fracking
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Separating fracked from fiction: The truth about the American Petroleum Institute’s attacks on EPA’s new air pollution standards for natural gas fracking

NEW YORK, NY— “In his January State of the Union Address, President Obama committed to developing our nation’s abundant shale gas resources ‘without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk.’  Taking a major step to fulfill that commitment, the Environmental Protection Agency is poised to set standards […]

The Racial Politics of Asthma
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The Racial Politics of Asthma

Of all the health dangers that disproportionately impact black children, air pollution might be the worst WASHINGTON, DC — “Here is the reality: African American children are far more likely to develop asthma than get a bullet to their heads. In 2008, African Americans had a 35 percent higher rate of […]