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Can coal plants afford EPA’s new air-toxics rule
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Can coal plants afford EPA’s new air-toxics rule

LAWRENCEBURG, IN — “There’s another side to this story, however, and it’s well represented by Brandon Shores, one of Constellation Energy’s biggest coal-fired plants (almost 1,300 megawatts), just outside Baltimore on the Chesapeake Bay. Its scrubber has been running since early last year — because it’s required by Maryland law. […]

Is EPA rule coal in utilities’ stockings?
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Is EPA rule coal in utilities’ stockings?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Environmental Protection Agency soon-to-be-issued utility mercury and air toxics rule could be a death knell for reliable electric service in parts of the country, opponents warn — while accusing the agency of intentionally ignoring the potential harm. But supporters call those complaints exaggerated, saying they come […]

A Neighborhood in Peril: Dangerous chromium spreads through Garfield groundwater
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A Neighborhood in Peril: Dangerous chromium spreads through Garfield groundwater

GARFIELD, N.J. — “A highly toxic industrial chemical has been spreading under a Garfield neighborhood for almost three decades, slowly seeping into homes and threatening the health of thousands. Residents live in fear that hexavalent chromium is infiltrating their basements, that their families could get cancer and that their property values […]

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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
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 […]