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3 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Opposing Views Clash at EPA Hearing

Competing visions for America's energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's public hearings on proposed new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants got under way.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Environment, Science, Representative Bill Johnson, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings in Pittsburgh

Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

The Fresno Bee

1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

The announcement by Alpha Natural Resources dealt another blow to Appalachia's iconic, but dwindling, fossil fuel industry.

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Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

KING-TV Seattle

1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.

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Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Seattle, WA

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

EPA: Baseball fields near Bridgeton landfill area

The Environmental Protection Agency says baseball fields that sit near a St. Louis County landfill that is contaminated with Cold War-era nuclear waste are safe for public use.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bridgeton, MO, St Louis County, MO

CBS Local

About A Dozen Arrests Made During EPA Rally & Protest

Pittsburgh Police made about a dozen arrests Thursday afternoon when opposing groups rallied and protested outside the Federal Building in response to the Environmental Protection Agency holding hearings on new carbon emission standards.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)

KMIZ

Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

Two Kansas City nonprofits are getting a total of about $120,000 in federal funds to improve areas around the Middle Blue River.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law

Truthdig

Report Criticizes EPA Oversight of Injection Wells

Federal environment officials have failed to adequately oversee hundreds of thousands of wells used to inject toxic oil and gas drilling waste deep underground, according to a new congressional report .

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

TreeHugger

Onion: 'Countless Invasive Species Detained In EPA Black Sites'

According to leaked documents obtained this week by members of the press, the Environmental Protection Agency has for the past 15 years operated a network of secret black sites where an unknown number of invasive species are being held indefinitely.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Activism

KSWO

EPA gives Okla. $1.3 million for underground tanks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.3 million to investigate and respond to leaks in underground storage tanks in Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sierra Club Compass

First Day of EPA Carbon Pollution Standard Hearings a Success

Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Jack Markell, US Governors

Religion News Service

Faith leaders testify in support of EPAa s Clean Power Plan

Tricia Bruckbauer, coordinator for Creation Justice Ministries, holds a candle and a sign that shows the hashtag often used by her organization and others when referencing the Environmental Protection Agency and climate change.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Christian Music, RNS, Home Gardening, Home

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Corbett, coal interests rally before EPA hearing in Pittsburgh

Gov. Tom Corbett was expected to address a rally of coal industry and mining supporters opposing stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations being proposed to regulate pollution from coal-burning power plants.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Environment, Science

Tri-cityherald.com

Explo to plead guilty in September

Webster Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin tells The Times the plea was scheduled to have been entered Tuesday but was postponed because of pending action in federal court with the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Related Topix: Minden, LA, Economics News, Bankruptcy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, Environment, Science

Centre Daily Times

Florida official describes efforts, challenges in combating climate change

Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat, is also a member of President Barack Obama's task force on climate change, which recently offered a range of steps federal officials could take to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environment, Science, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

WSFA-TV Montgomery

3 arrested in east Montgomery house burglary, robbery

An open records request filed by WSFA 12 News shows exactly how much money Alabama State University spent on legal fees to fight an audit by Forensic Strategic Solutions, or FSS, which alleged waste and An open records request filed by WSFA 12 News shows exactly how much money Alabama State University spent on legal fees to fight an audit by ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alabama State University, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Denver protests over proposed EPA power-plant rules stoked by politics

Coalminers and protesters gather for the rally against the Environmental Protection Agency's rule at Lincoln Park.

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Related Topix: Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, CO, US Politics, Bob Beauprez, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Representative Cory Gardner, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Business Journal

Environmentalists unhappy, could sue over EPA's pollution deal with Arizona power plant

Environmentalists are not happy with a new deal to reduce pollution from a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation Indian reservation near the Grand Canyon.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Law, us Travel, Travel

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.

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Related Topix: Law, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Prosecutor: Ex-governor, wife illegally took gifts

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, center, flanked by daughters Rachel, left, and Cailin, right, heads into the Federal Courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Richmond, VA, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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