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EarthTalk: Threats to Air Quality

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some of the more dangerous threats to our air quality and what can be done to eliminate them so we can all breathe more easily?                        — Melanie Smith, Pomfret, CT The main threats to local air quality…

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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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President Obama should focus on creating green jobs and supporting environmental regulation. Jobs and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive

Obama Can Regulate the Environment and Create Green Jobs

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to unveil his jobs and economic plan, his popularity is at an all-time low. Support from the President’s base has been eroded by the two week long protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and profound disappointment about the abandonment of stricter ozone regulations. From the end of August to the beginning of September, a total of 1,252 protesters were arrested in front of the White House for opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline….

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