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Ohio EPA considers a name change

COLUMBUS — “The state’s environmental director says his agency’s name is too often confused with its federal counterpart, and he’s asked employees to suggest a new one. In a memo sent to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency employees on Nov. 15, director Scott Nally said that he had heard a discussion […]

South Side foundry admits pollution crimes
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South Side foundry admits pollution crimes

COLUMBUS — “The air on the South Side should become a bit cleaner since a federal judge ordered Columbus Steel Castings to add more pollution controls. U.S. District Judge James L. Graham also fined the foundry $660,000 in a hearing in Columbus on Friday. In July, the company, at 2211 […]

Re-election strategy is tied to a shift on smog
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Re-election strategy is tied to a shift on smog

WASHINGTON — “The summons from the president came without warning the Thursday before Labor Day. As she was driven the four blocks to the White House, Lisa P. Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, suspected that the news would not be good. What she did not see coming […]

East Side oil plant closing to add filters
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East Side oil plant closing to add filters

COLUMBUS — “An East Side oil refinery with a history of odor complaints could be shut down for as long as a month while it installs two pollution filters. This is the second time in the past two months that the Heartland Petroleum plant has shut down to try to […]

Repudiating Jon Huntsman’s claims on coal power
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Repudiating Jon Huntsman’s claims on coal power

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  “Jon Huntsman falsely claimed that the Obama administration’s proposed regulations to cut pollution from coal-fired electric plants will ‘likely’ cause blackouts ‘this summer.’ That’s not true. Huntsman’s claim is contradicted by a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission letter cited by his own campaign, and by independent assessments as […]

Can states properly regulate toxic coal ash?
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Can states properly regulate toxic coal ash?

CHARLESTON, WV — “Let’s start this morning by remembering the standard line from opponents of strong EPA regulation of toxic coal ash: States can handle this. And then, let’s take a look at the report out this morning from the folks at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal: State environment regulators gave We Energies […]

Under new name, coal ash opponents fight for their rights
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Under new name, coal ash opponents fight for their rights

GREENE TWP, PA — “Operating under a new name, concerned residents in westernmost Beaver County are persisting with the same aim: convincing government to contain coal ash. The Little Blue Regional Action Group, formerly known as Citizens Against Coal Ash, adopted a more regionally specific label after it was recently […]

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White House strongly opposes Congressional effort to scuttle coal ash protections

House Republicans pushing forward on misguided, unwanted effort WASHINGTON, D.C. — “On the heels of a groundbreaking report yesterday highlighting the fact that federal coal ash regulations will create 28,000 new American jobs every year, the White House announced today that H.R. 2273 ‘undermines the Federal government’s ability to ensure […]

Groups Sue After E.P.A. Fails to Shift Ozone Rules
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Groups Sue After E.P.A. Fails to Shift Ozone Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Five health and environmental groups sued the Obama administration on Tuesday over its rejection of a proposed stricter new standard for ozone pollution, saying the decision was driven by politics and ignored public health concerns. The groups said that President Obama’s refusal to adopt the new standard […]

EPA reveals Jackson’s preferred path on ozone rule
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EPA reveals Jackson’s preferred path on ozone rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was planning to set a stricter nationwide limit on ground-level ozone when the White House axed the plan last month, the 468-page rulemaking package prepared by the agency yesterday shows. The draft rule shows that Jackson wanted to set the national air […]