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EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare / Proposed Finding Comes in Response to 2007 Supreme Court Ruling 18.4.2009 Environmental News Network
After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed finding Friday that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. The proposed finding, which now moves to a public comment period, identified six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat. "This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations. Fortunately, it follows President Obama’s call for a low carbon economy and strong leadership in Congress on clean energy and climate legislation,” said Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “This pollution problem has a solution – one that will create millions of green jobs and end our ...
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David Doniger: Terms of Endangerment: EPA to Cut Global Warming Pollution 18.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NRDC salutes President Obama and Administrator Jackson for their actions to tackle global warming. We will work with them to carry out the existing Clean Air Act.
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US: Warming Gases Are Health Threat 18.4.2009 Truthout.com

    Obama administration move is aimed at prodding lawmakers to regulate.

    Washington - Having received White House backing, the Environmental Protection Agency declared Friday that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are a significant threat to human health and thus will be listed as pollutants under the Clean Air Act - a policy the Bush administration rejected.

    "This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations,"

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U.S. EPA: Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health, Welfare 18.4.2009 ENS
U.S. EPA: Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health, Welfare
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Bruce Nilles: EPA: Carbon Dioxide Endangers Human Health 17.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
There is no longer a question of if -- or even when -- the U.S. will act on global warming. President Obama is following through on his campaign promise to show American leadership on global warming.
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EPA Takes Big Step to Reduce Carbon Pollution 17.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2009

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Administrator Lisa Jackson made an historic announcement today to move forward with the ruling that the carbon pollution that causes global warming is a danger to public health and welfare. This action will finally enable the EPA to begin implementing the 2007 Supreme Court ruling that carbon pollution can be curbed under the Clean Air Act.

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Judge Allows Los Angeles Ports' Clean Trucks to Roll On 17.4.2009 ENS
Judge Allows Los Angeles Ports' Clean Trucks to Roll On
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PREVIEW: US climate agency to rule that greenhouse gases pose danger 16.4.2009 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Washington - The US government is set to rule that greenhouse gases causing global warming pose a threat to public health and welfare, a landmark finding that could set the stage for limits on a series of polluting industries in the United States. Ma...
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Groups File Suit to Block State Air Pollution Permit for Unneeded South Carolina Coal Plant 14.4.2009 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
South Carolina’s environmental agency illegally permitted an unneeded coal-fired power plant on the Great Pee Dee River that would emit 31 times more toxic mercury than the legal limit and millions of tons of costly carbon pollution, according to a lawsuit filed today by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of several advocacy groups.
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Groups File Suit to Block State Air Pollution Permit for Unneeded South Carolina Coal Plant 14.4.2009 Environmental News Network
South Carolina’s environmental agency illegally permitted an unneeded coal-fired power plant on the Great Pee Dee River that would emit 31 times more toxic mercury than the legal limit and millions of tons of costly carbon pollution, according to a lawsuit filed today by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of several advocacy groups.
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South Carolina Court Asked to Deny Coal Plant Air Permit 14.4.2009 ENS
South Carolina Court Asked to Deny Coal Plant Air Permit
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Mining Co. Bailout Eclipses Environmental Disaster in Peru 13.4.2009 Upside Down World
(IPS)The Peruvian government refused to bail out the U.S. mining and metallurgical company Doe Run, which has caused severe pollution...
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State's Secret Deal With Power Plant Sparks Outcry 10.4.2009 Truthout.com
Gov. Chris Gregoire's administration and owners of the state's only coal-fired power plant have secretly agreed to new air-pollution limits for the facility, sparking objections from a federal official and environmentalists. The tentative deal, reached in closed-door talks between Canada-based TransAlta and officials from the Governor's Office and the state Ecology Department, governs how much toxic mercury and smog-causing nitrogen oxides can puff from the massive 470-foot smokestack at the Centralia plant. The confidential deal-making is an unusual approach to regulations usually crafted through a public process that makes more documents and agency deliberations open for public scrutiny. ...
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EPA Reconsiders Bush-era Move to Ease Clean Air Rule in Alabama 10.4.2009 ENS
EPA Reconsiders Bush-era Move to Ease Clean Air Rule in Alabama
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Health Risks of Shipping Pollution have been 'Underestimated' 10.4.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by John Vidal

Britain and other European governments have been accused of underestimating the health risks from shipping pollution following research which shows that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars.

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Obama Global Warming Plan Involves Cooling Air 8.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The president's new science adviser said that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing drastic options to cool Earth's air....
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Olympics, Economy Give China Cleanest Air In A Decade 6.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
BEIJING — Last summer, Xu Demin struggled to cut emissions from his coal-fired factories as part of China's all-out effort to clean the air for...
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Seven High-Risk Schools Get Immediate Air Toxics Tests 1.4.2009 ENS
Seven High-Risk Schools Get Immediate Air Toxics Tests
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EPA To Clean Up US Port Emissions By 2016 31.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEWARK, N.J. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, just as the...
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U.S., Canada Seek to Control Air Emissions from Ships 31.3.2009 ENS
U.S., Canada Seek to Control Air Emissions from Ships
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