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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 […]

Market factors, not the EPA drive coal-fired power plant closures
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Market factors, not the EPA drive coal-fired power plant closures

WEST VIRGINIA — “A study released Thursday points primarily to market factors, not environmental regulation as the driving force behind coal plant closures. While environmental regulations have received the bulk of attention when it comes time to close a coal-fired plant, closure are generally known to be a result of […]

A double-edged sword: EPA vs. AEP
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy

A double-edged sword: EPA vs. AEP

BEVERLY — “According to EPA data, last year the Beverly plant emitted 98,515 tons of sulfur dioxide, the third-highest total in the country, according to the EPA data. The EPA wants limits on sulfur dioxide emissions under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. To do that, the plant must install enormous […]

Pilsen, Little Village Residents Sue Over Coal Plant Pollution
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Pilsen, Little Village Residents Sue Over Coal Plant Pollution

CHICAGO, IL — “Residents of the Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods have filed class-action lawsuits against two coal-fired power plants. As WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports, the lawsuits claim the noxious emissions from the Fisk plant, at 1111 W. Cermak Rd., and the Crawford plant, at 3501 S. Pulaski Rd., are […]

EPA opening investigation into what’s making children sick in mysterious Ohio cancer cluster
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EPA opening investigation into what’s making children sick in mysterious Ohio cancer cluster

TOLEDO — “The Environmental Protection Agency is taking another look at what’s behind mysterious cancers in rural northern Ohio that have sickened dozens of children for more than a decade. Environmental investigators plan to test soil, air and water samples at dump and manufacturing sites just south of Lake Erie, where […]

EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory doesn’t offer full picture of pollution
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EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory doesn’t offer full picture of pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled its analysis of the 2010 Toxics Release Inventory, a database containing information on the disposal or release of 650 potentially dangerous chemicals used by almost 21,000 facilities. Though there were some increases between 2009 and 2010, it found that releases […]

Age of electric power generators varies widely
Coal / Energy

Age of electric power generators varies widely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The current fleet of electric power generators has a wide range of ages. The oldest power plants tend to be hydropower generators. Most coal-fired plants were built before 1980. There was a wave of nuclear plant construction from the late 1960s to about 1990. The most recent […]

Landfills may have to test groundwater for pollutants
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Landfills may have to test groundwater for pollutants

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s debris landfills were unregulated for decades because the materials dumped in them — concrete, drywall and splintered lumber — were deemed harmless. But that’s changed for the 53 operating landfills, including five in central Ohio. Problems arose after several landfills started taking millions of tons of debris […]

Sandy Buchanan welcomes new U.S. EPA mercury standards
Coal / FirstEnergy

Sandy Buchanan welcomes new U.S. EPA mercury standards

CLEVELAND — “Today’s U.S. EPA decision to enact strong standards to crack down on mercury pollution will provoke an avalanche of coal plant closings across the country, 30 to 60 according to an Associated Press analysis. In turn, Americans will breathe cleaner air and live healthier lives. Thanks and congratulations […]

U.S. EPA issues tough mercury and other toxic emission standards; some coal-burning power plants may close
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U.S. EPA issues tough mercury and other toxic emission standards; some coal-burning power plants may close

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy Corp. estimated its cost alone would be $2 billion to $3 billion.  FirstEnergy would not be able to raise power prices to pay for those upgrades because the company’s power plans are no longer regulated by the state. Ray Evans, FirstEnergy’s executive director of environmental, said it […]