User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Jul 29 2015 14:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Great Sand Dunes among 36 National Parks with unhealthy levels of air pollution 29.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Air pollution in national parks, including four in Colorado, has reached unhealthy levels obscuring the most stunning landscapes, according to an analysis unveiled Tuesday by a conservation ...
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In the middle of nowhere, a Promised Land 24.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A group with chemical sensitivities makes a community in the Arizona desert.
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Colorado faces clean-air rule from EPA 22.7.2015 Durango Herald
State health officials say environmental and energy interests need to come together to advance a state-specific plan on carbon pollution.A final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency is expected in the coming days, aimed at a 30-percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030. The proposal is state-based, with a...
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Guest Commentary: Stop the EPA's carbon power grab, Colorado 17.7.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
When the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards recently, it set a clear precedent that costs matter and that the EPA does not have a blank check on the wallets of energy consumers.
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Evacuated families wait for smoke from rail spill to clear 3.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents have been displaced after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing their evacuation.
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Court sides with industry on power plant emissions 1.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Supreme Court decision is a setback to one of the biggest environmental actions of the Obama administration.
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After mercury ruling, higher scrutiny of Obama climate rules 30.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.
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High court sets back mercury rules 30.6.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power-plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may be only a temporary setback for regulators.The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not...
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Supreme Court rules against EPA 29.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot

The Supreme Court ruled Monday morning that the Environmental Protection Agency incorrectly interpreted the Clean Air Act by setting limits on emissions from power plants without considering costs to the industry.

Justice Antonin Scalia, one of five supporting the decision, delivered the opinion of the court. Four of the nine justices dissented.

The ruling is a result of the Michigan v. EPA case, where the court considered limits on mercury, arsenic and acid gases emitted by coal-fired power plants, known as mercury and air toxics (MATS).

According to the court, “EPA strayed well beyond the bounds of reasonable interpretation in concluding that cost is not a factor relevant to the appropriateness of regulating power plants.”

The newspaper will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits 29.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.
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N.M. coal plant settles Clean Air Act violations 25.6.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation reached a settlement Wednesday with federal agencies over complaints they flouted rules for permits and violated the Clean Air Act. The agreement leads to expanded pollution-control upgrades that will cost millions of dollars.The settlement filed in...
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Pueblo scrap fire taints air, water, irks residents who fear repeat 9.6.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
A blackened football field-sized heap of shredded cars and appliances, by a partially-evacuated Pueblo neighborhood, leaked contaminants into a creek Monday as EPA responders monitored air and ...
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Carroll: Playing Chicken Little on Denver's air quality 8.5.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
It was one of those statements that should prod anyone who has lived in metro Denver for a number of years to sit up and take notice: "Our air looks cleaner than in the 1970s. But we have higher ozone, and we have more and more particulates."
Report: Air quality suffers, drought blamed 1.5.2015 azcentral.com | news
The Valley again failed a report card measuring air quality, ranking Phoenix among the country's worst ...
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High pollution advisory issued for Friday 1.5.2015 azcentral.com | news
Valley residents asked to drive less and take other measures to reduce ozone ...
Report: Valley's air quality suffers, drought blamed 30.4.2015 azcentral.com | news
The Valley again failed a report card measuring air quality, ranking Phoenix among the country's worst ...
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Bad air: Denver, western cities rise up list of nation's most-polluted 30.4.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's air is deteriorating with increased ozone and soot, pushing the city from 26th to 13th among most-polluted cities in the nation, the American Lung Association said Wednesday ...
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Guest Commentary: Leave air quality debate open, inclusive 28.4.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Colorado is a nationally known leader when it comes to improving our air quality. Our state has a strong history of recognizing what's wrong and coming together to find ways to fix the problem.
Noble Energy will spend $73 million to settle state, federal pollution claim 22.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
Noble Energy, Colorado's second-largest oil and gas driller, has agreed to a nearly $73.5 million settlement with state and federal regulators over Front Range air-pollution ...
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Beijing govt says air had less pollution in 1st part of year 22.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing authorities say a key measure of air pollutants showed a 19 percent drop in the first three months of the year.
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