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1 hr ago | Evening Sun

Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules

Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Global Warming, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

1 hr ago | KTEN-TV Denison

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A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

1 hr ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Jimmy Dean moves beyond breakfast for first time

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing... The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jimmy Dean, Country, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, US Supreme Court

5 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

Quinn Wants PCBs out of Clinton Landfill

Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will block the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over an aquifer that provides water for 750,000 people.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Environmental Law, Law, Illinois

9 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Tennant spoofs White House's power in new ad

U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant pretends to cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama's energy policies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Hearings begin in four cities for proposed EPA clean power plan

The Sierra Club is one of the groups slated to rally in support of the EPA's Clean Power Plan on July 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

The Modesto Bee

EPA reaches San Francisco Bay pollution settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the penalties are part of a settlement to a lawsuit it brought five years ago against the cities and the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA

The Heartland Institute

UN and its Auspices Bear Responsibility for Global Warming Hysteria

President Obama has made 2014 his "year of action" and plans to use his executive authority to implement various actions of his agenda that are too divisive for Congress to consider.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law

Washington Times

West's largest coal-fired plant on track to close

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ

NewsOK.com

Rule aimed at cutting coal-fired plant's emissions

The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West.

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Tri-cityherald.com

West's largest coal-fired plant on track to close

This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ

The Wichita Eagle

Like or dona t like EPAa s power-plant rule? Nowa s your turn to tell them why

In a conference call with reporters Monday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy – who testified before Congress on the rule last week – said that the hearings will give citizens a key opportunity to give their two cents on the proposal, which has generated strong pushback from the power industry and Republicans in Congress.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law

NEWS.com.au

Orica fined more than $750,000

CHEMICAL giant Orica has been hit with more than $750,000 in penalties for a series of pollution incidents, including the 2011 leakage of toxic hexavalent chromium near Newcastle.

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Sunherald.com

Mississippi falls in beach ratings, MDEQ could lose funding

The state fell to 28th of 30 coastal states last year - down from 19th in 2012 - in rankings by the National Resource Defense Council, one of the largest environmental advocacy groups in the country.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, George Bush, W.

SanLuisObispo.com

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. AND THEREAFTER - In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

Northern Michigan News

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, George Bush, W., Activism

Caribbean News Now!

EarthTalk: Ocean debris

Charles Moore, the captain who discovered an ocean trash gyre roughly the size of Texas swirling around in the ocean between Hawaii and California, told the Associated Press: "It's like a toilet bowl that swirls but doesn't flush."

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Sunherald.com

UMass Amherst awarded $700k to study tribal health

The project will focus on health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma and other tribal concerns.

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Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Environmental Law, Law

Salon

Underwater: Why the EPA is struggling to combat pollution

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution - repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

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