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Court Orders EPA to Redo Air-Pollution Limits in 13 States

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

07/28/2015

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Study: Obama Administration Carbon Dioxide Cutting Plan Would Save 3,500 Lives A Year

The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.

05/05/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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White House Threatens To EPA Related Bills

Three House Republican bills would prevent or delay environmental decisions, warns White House.

11/17/2014

Caterpillar front-loading machinery operates on mounds of coal at Arch Coal Terminals on June 3, 2014 in Cattletsburg, Ky. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Kentucky Coal Miner: ‘I’ll Be Surprised’ If I’m Still Working 2 Years From Now

In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant’s aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rises into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.

06/04/2014

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Applauds U.S. Plan to Curb CO2 Emissions

The federal government’s new plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming recognizes the value of steps Maryland has already taken, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday.

06/02/2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signs new regulations for power plants June 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Bypassing Congress and using President Barack Obama's 'Climate Action Plan,' the new regulations will force more than 600 existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emission in the country, to reduce their carbon pollution 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

EPA Launches Controversial ‘Clean Power Plan’

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants.

06/02/2014

A Blue Heron walks along the rocks of the Chesapeake Bay. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama, Farmers Battle Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

A court case asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating an agreement that puts pollution limits on the nation’s largest estuary.

04/29/2014

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

GOP-Led Industry Groups Take On Climate Change In Supreme Court

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration’s sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

02/23/2014

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