Post Tagged with: "mercury"

Coal plants drop off the map
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Coal plants drop off the map

Each year 819,195,781 pounds of pollution will NOT be dumped into our air and water (…)

Ohio power plant closing may help Lake Erie’s fish
Coal / FirstEnergy

Ohio power plant closing may help Lake Erie’s fish

TOLEDO — “Environmentalists and charter fishing captains expect Lake Erie’s fish population to climb with the closing of coal-burning units at a Ohio power plant near the mouth of the lake’s biggest tributary. The plant, which is being shut down by its operator because of new air pollution rules, sucks […]

Editorial: Healthy option
Coal / FirstEnergy

Editorial: Healthy option

AKRON — “What deserves emphasis is the reason behind the closings, the Clean Air Act placing the national priority on public health. Mercury is a neurotoxin, science revealing its capacity to cause developmental problems for children, not to mention contributing, along with other toxic pollutants, to heart disease, asthma, cancer […]

Coal plants’ loss will hurt Ohio: editorial
Coal / FirstEnergy

Coal plants’ loss will hurt Ohio: editorial

CLEVELAND — “The EPA should be more deliberative in rolling out regulations that disproportionately affect coal states, with adjustment assistance to the communities most affected. The EPA’s draft rules on the temperature of water discharges by power plants are expected by the end of the summer, with final rules on […]

Editorial: Bay Shore’s downsizing
Coal / FirstEnergy

Editorial: Bay Shore’s downsizing

TOLEDO — “FirstEnergy Corp. says it will close by Sept. 1 the three oldest and most-polluting units at its Bay Shore power plant in Oregon. It’s time. Bay Shore is not primarily a victim of new anti-pollution rules, as the utility asserts. Instead, its poor planning and lack of vision […]

American coal: A burning issue
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American coal: A burning issue

Tighter regulation, bountiful natural gas and declining installation costs for renewable energy herald the end of America’s coal era HARLAN COUNTY, KY — “But if the raw numbers look good, the trends tell a different story. Regulatory uncertainty and the emergence of alternative fuel sources (natural gas and renewables) will […]

FirstEnergy, citing impact of environmental regulations, will retire six coal-fired power plants
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FirstEnergy, citing impact of environmental regulations, will retire six coal-fired power plants

14,280 citizens sent letters to decision makers supporting the campaign (…)

The State of the Union and the mercury rule
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The State of the Union and the mercury rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama did not say the word “coal,” but he did say “mercury.” “I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning . . .” This sentence referred to the “mercury rule” issued by the […]

Mercury’s harmful reach has grown, study suggests
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Mercury’s harmful reach has grown, study suggests

NEW YORK, NY — “The strict new federal standards limiting pollution from power plants are meant to safeguard human health. But they should have an important side benefit, according to a study being released on Tuesday: protecting a broad array of wildlife that has been harmed by mercury emissions. Songbirds […]

Report: Power plant mercury rule won’t cause power outages
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Report: Power plant mercury rule won’t cause power outages

WASHINGTON, DC — “New Environmental Protection Agency regulations that limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants will not cause widespread power outages, according to the Congressional Research Service. “[I]t is unlikely that electric reliability will be harmed by the rule,” the nonpartisan CRS said in a Jan. […]