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The Toxic Air Burden from Industrial Power Plants Near You

The Toxic Air Burden from Industrial Power Plants Near You

Earthjustice Earthjustice released a white paper and interactive map on Feb. 23 showing the locations and reported baseline emissions from 1,753 industrial power plants across the U.S. Industrial power plants are in‐house power plants that burn conventional fuels like coal, biomass and oil. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently under court order to […]

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    16 States Oppose ‘Good Neighbor Rule’

    16 States Oppose ‘Good Neighbor Rule’

    Center for American Progress By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, Rebecca Leber On Monday, Feb. 6, 16 states and numerous power companies that oppose new pollution-reduction rules must file their petitions with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. In response to their initial suit, the court granted a motion to temporarily “stay,” or […]

    Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

    Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

    Environmental Working Group The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) detection of arsenic, a known human carcinogen, barium and other contaminants in the well water of homes near natural gas drilling operations in Dimock Township, Pa., should prompt a nationwide investigation of drilling-linked water pollution. “EPA and other officials must move quickly to ensure these families […]

    Comment Today to Protect Waterways from Factory Farming Waste

    Comment Today to Protect Waterways from Factory Farming Waste

    Pew Charitable Trusts Much of the pollution in U.S. rivers and streams today comes from the manure generated by CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), which confine thousands of animals on a single site. To determine the extent of the problem and how it might be better addressed, the public and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

    Why EPA Should Create New Rules for Oil and Gas Waste in 2012

    Why EPA Should Create New Rules for Oil and Gas Waste in 2012

    Natural Resources Defense Council By Amy Mall Used with permission of NRDC – Switchboard With the void of federal protection from toxic oil and gas waste, states can and should create better rules. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, a new West Virginia law takes one tiny step in that direction. From now […]

    Jerome ‘The Bus’ Bettis Advocates for Clean Air Standards

    Jerome ‘The Bus’ Bettis Advocates for Clean Air Standards

    Clean Air Council Retired National Football League (NFL) legend Jerome Bettis met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Dec. 15, before meeting with members of Congress on behalf of the Clean Air Council (CAC) to advocate for the EPA’s clean air rules. Bettis, an asthmatic, was joined by Katie Feeney, policy […]

    Clean Water—A Pillar of Democracy

    Clean Water—A Pillar of Democracy

    Pete Nichols Iraq is a country clearly in a state of transition. Iraqis have endured nearly 10 years of fierce fighting and civil war and, before that, decades of ruthless totalitarian rule. Now, as a tenuous peace settles over their land and a democratic society begins to emerge in what we know as the cradle […]