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Breaking News: EPA Issues First Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Plants

In a move that could effectively end construction of any new conventional coal-fired power generation in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has proposed the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. “Today we’re taking a common sense step to reduce pollution in our air, protect the planet for our children, and move us…

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Enviro News Wrap: Brooklyn Superfund Site; Tougher Regulations for Drinking Water; Amazon Drought, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A canal in Brooklyn has been listed as a Superfund site. If you don’t know what a Superfund site is, click here. EPA Chief Lisa Jackson has been quite a productive pick over George Bush’s obstructionist appointment. Now she is proposing stricter standards for toxic…

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EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Spars With Senate GOP Over Climate Science

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson held firm against lead climate pseudo-skeptic James Inhofe and his colleagues on Tuesday at an EPA budget hearing with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The GOP minority quickly turned the budget meeting into a battle of wills, saying that hacked emails from climate scientists at East Anglia Univesity showed bias against countervailing…

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EPA To Begin Regulating New Coal-Fired Plant Carbon Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency has made a start with the active regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from newly built coal-fired power plants. The decision marks a U-turn from the Bush era, when the EPA had been shirking its responsibilities, saying the Clean Air Act did not apply to carbon dioxide. The change marks the beginning of the EPA’s regulation of…

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