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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?
Coal / Coal Ash

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
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Coal Ash

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 […]

EPA easing air quality rule for power plants: report
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EPA easing air quality rule for power plants: report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to ease a new air pollution rule that would require power plants in 27 states to slash emissions, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The EPA plans to propose as early as this week […]

The combined effect of the Obama EPA rules
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The combined effect of the Obama EPA rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been under wide-scale attack this year. A series of congressional hearings and industry statements have argued that particular EPA regulations, especially in combination with one another, will damage the economy and lower employment. Previous Economic Policy Institute analyses discuss the relationship […]

Don’t blame EPA over Luminant woes
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Don’t blame EPA over Luminant woes

HOUSTON, TX — “Make no mistake, the 500 Luminant employees who will lose their jobs later this year are victims, but not of federal over-regulation. They are pawns in the ongoing charade of Texas’ deregulated electricity market, which already has left generators financially weakened and consumers worrying about blackouts. Luminant, Texas’ largest […]

Government oversight remains ‘grossly inadequate’ in coal-ash waste control
Coal / Coal Ash

Government oversight remains ‘grossly inadequate’ in coal-ash waste control

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “On Sept. 14, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came to Charlotte to hold one of eight national hearings on coal ash — the toxic stuff left behind after power plants burn coal. With more than 450,000 public comments to sort through, and a Congress bent on […]