Environmental Protection Agency

Virginia Reaction to Final Clean Power Plan RulesVirginia will face less stringent federal requirements for cutting emissions from its power plants, according to finalized rules announced by President Barack Obama's administration Monday.
Court Orders EPA to Redo Air-Pollution Limits in 13 StatesA 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.
Study: Obama Administration Carbon Dioxide Cutting Plan Would Save 3,500 Lives A YearThe 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.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats 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.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith 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.
White House Threatens To EPA Related BillsThree House Republican bills would prevent or delay environmental decisions, warns White House.
Kentucky Coal Miner: 'I'll Be Surprised' If I'm Still Working 2 Years From NowIn the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rises into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.
O'Malley Applauds U.S. Plan to Curb CO2 EmissionsThe 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.
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.
Obama, Farmers Battle Over Chesapeake Bay CleanupA court case asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating an agreement that puts pollution limits on the nation's largest estuary.
GOP-Led Industry Groups Take On Climate Change In Supreme CourtIndustry 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.
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