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Deal would clear up coal-plant pollution
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Deal would clear up coal-plant pollution

CHICAGO, IL — “In a move that could help clean up Chicago’s chronically dirty air, the Obama administration today brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the settlement, Northern Indiana Public Service […]

Eleven biggest clean air events of 2010
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Eleven biggest clean air events of 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — “Eleven events in 2010 will impact the air you breathe in 2011 and beyond. One of them, December 31, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. For four decades, this historic law has helped protect the lives and health of all Americans. America has much […]

Ohio air-monitor data stirring cancer concern
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Ohio air-monitor data stirring cancer concern

COLUMBUS —”Toxic compounds emitted by factories, cars and trucks pose a higher-than-acceptable cancer risk in seven Ohio counties, according to a report released yesterday by state officials. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency report offers an analysis of data taken from air monitors in 16 counties during the past nine years. […]

Filters, idling of plants cut air toxins
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Filters, idling of plants cut air toxins

COLUMBUS — “Year after year, the smoke that poured from coal-fired power plants helped make Ohio the worst state for toxic air pollution. Tougher federal pollution limits and environmental lawsuits aimed at cleaning up power plants have put the state on a crash diet. From 2005 through 2009, Ohio power […]

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Ohio’s air cleaner, but still worst in U.S.

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s plants, factories and businesses emitted about 75 million pounds of health-threatening chemicals into the air last year… Even with the decrease in toxins, Ohio still sent more harmful pollutants into the air than any other state. Texas ranked second with 62 million pounds.” — Wesley Lowery, Columbus […]

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Clearing the air on pollution’s impact

Public health is the key part of accurate accounting of coal energy’s benefits and risks PITTSBURGH, PA — “Operators of coal-fired power plants argue that the benefits of cheap energy outweigh any health risks from pollution. Reducing health risks means tighter pollution controls, which can raise production costs. The industry […]

‘One of the worst’ areas
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‘One of the worst’ areas

PITTSBURGH, PA — “In a region long affected by pollution, questions such as these get asked: Where is it best to breathe? And where should people consider holding their breath? ‘There are bad spots, and there are worse spots,’ John Graham, senior scientist for the Clean Air Task Force, said […]

Dangers from coal, cars
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Dangers from coal, cars

PITTSBURGH, PA — “Our particles aren’t as bad as your particles. That’s the claim of coal-fired power companies, based on research on particulate pollution the industry has funded. The debate centers on whether smokestack pollution could be less harmful to human health than vehicle pollution. And that answer, in turn, […]

Steubenville revealed its secrets in historic pollution study
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Steubenville revealed its secrets in historic pollution study

STEUBENVILLE — “Donora and Springdale have played historic roles in the nation’s environmental movement, and their influences have been documented in the history books. But a third place in the region, not as widely known for its role in pollution history, arguably holds a spot of equal importance. This Jefferson County […]

Wind and terrain play a role in ‘transport’ pollution
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Wind and terrain play a role in ‘transport’ pollution

RACINE — “Anger and frustration flicker across Elisa Young’s face as she stands on the bank of the Ohio River to illustrate ‘transport’ pollution. It’s the pollution generated in one state that pollutes other states. She is in Racine, but behind her, across the river in West Virginia, sit the […]