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  1. EPA to set stricter ozone limits to cut smogRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

    The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry. In a long-awaited announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency said it prefers a new, lower threshold for ozone pollution of 65 to 70 parts per billion, but left open the possibility it could enact an even lower standard of 60 parts per billion sought by environmental groups.


  2. Metro New Orleans, Baton Rouge, other areas would violate proposed EPA ozone standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | NOLA.com

    Counties and parishes that would not meet the new ozone standards proposed Wednesday by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, based on 2011-2013 ozone readings. Areas that would not meet a 70 ppb standard are in dark blue, while those not meeting a 65 ppb standard are in light blue.


  3. NAM: New Ozone Regulation Jeopardizes Manufacturing ComebackRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Manufacturing.net

    National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of an expanded ozone standard: "Manufacturers in the United States are working hard for a manufacturing comeback, attempting to utilize America's unmatched energy resources, building hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of new facilities across the country. These are the facilities that make advanced cars and trucks, steel pipelines, fertilizer to grow our crops and roofing and insulation that keep our energy bills down.


  4. Proposed EPA regulation could knock Baton Rouge, New Orleans out of ozone complianceRead the original story

    21 min ago | The Advocate

    ... by the greater New Orleans area if the proposed rule is made final next year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its new proposal Wednesday morning. During a press conference, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said this new proposal is ...


  5. EPA proposes new limits to ozone air pollutionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Windsor Beacon

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a broad, new standard on air pollution Wednesday that limits the levels of ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the new standards were developed in consultation with a fleet of scientists, represent a legal extension of the Clean Air Act and will provide safer air quality for people and the environment.


  6. Village Board Joins PSEG Pole FrayRead the original story

    26 min ago | The East Hampton Star

    The new, taller utility poles through some residential neighborhoods erected by PSEG Long Island this year led the East Hampton Village Board at a meeting on Friday to approve a proposal from the FPM Group, an engineering and environmental science firm, to sample groundwater at the Emergency Services Building. The utility poles have been treated with pentachlorophenol, a wood preservative that is restricted to use in utility poles and railroad ties in the United States although it is banned in other countries and classified as a probable human carcinogen by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.


  7. EPA hammers industry with ozone-reducing rule that could cost $270BN per yearRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Daily Mail

    'The most expensive regulation ever': EPA hammers industry with ozone-reducing rule that could cost $270 BILLION per year - and CHINESE pollution could put western US states over the limit Pollution levels wafting from CHINA could be enough to push the entire western US over EPA's new limit for ground-level ozone The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, bringing jeers from business leaders who warn of trillions in compliance costs and millions of lost jobs.


  8. Supreme Court to rule on disability rights, EPA casesRead the original story

    46 min ago | Jurist

    In City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan [docket; cert. petition , PDF] the court has been asked to decide whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act [text] requires law enforcement to accommodate a mentally ill, violent, and armed suspect when taken into custody.


  9. NRDC Praises New Ozone Health Proposals, Urges Safest Standards to Protect the PublicRead the original story

    46 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Environmental Protection Agency today moved to improve public health protections against smog, declaring as unsafe the pollution standards that have been in place since 2008. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said she would recommend a reduction in the level of allowable ozone in the atmosphere from the current 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb.


  10. Democracy Now! - November 26, 2014 atRead the original story

    48 min ago | KPFA-FM Berkeley

    "This Country Values Property Over People": Ferguson Activist Speaks Out as Protests Spread; Rev. Sharpton: Legacy of Civil Rights Movement Shows Need for Feds to Bring Justice if State Fails; Mississippi Burning: As Ferguson Erupts, Obama Honors Civil Rights Activists Slain By Klan in 1964; I Didn't Know What the Sky Looked Like Any More": Ricky Jackson Exonerated After 39 Years in Jail.


  11. EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone EmissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Health.com

    New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The new rules would lower the current limit for ozone pollution from 75 parts per billion to between 65 to 70 parts per billion, the EPA said.


  12. Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA emission limitsRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | The Capital-Journal

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a challenge to new rules by the Environmental Protection Agency that would limit the emissions of mercury and other air-polluting material from coal- and oil-powered utility plants. The challenge to the EPA rules, which are scheduled to go into effect in April, was brought by a coalition of utilities and 21 states, Kansas among them.


  13. Michigan will have trouble meeting proposed new ozone regulationRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Michigan Radio

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to lower the allowed level of ozone from 75 to 65 to 70 parts per billion. Ozone is a dangerous chemical that forms when sunlight and heat interact with emissions from cars, factories, and power plants.


  14. New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt NationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | National Geographic

    More U.S. communities might be required to crack down on ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma and heart disease, as part of a controversial federal proposal announced Wednesday. After years of delay, the Obama Administration faced a court-ordered December 1 deadline to update the current 2008 standard on ground-level ozone, a by-product of burning fossil fuels.


  15. EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone LevelsRead the original story

    58 min ago | WNYC-AM New York

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new rules today to reduce emission levels for smog-causing ozone, which is linked to asthma and other health problems. The draft measure calls for lowering the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb to 70 ppb.


  16. Obama's Tighter Ozone Standards Seen as Job-KillerRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | News Max

    The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter curbs on ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions, in a move industry groups said would place a heavy burden on the U.S. economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said it would set National Ambient Air Quality Standard between 65 and 70 parts per billion concentration of ozone and consider public comments on standards within a 60 to 75 ppb range.


  17. Energy Roundup: A look at McClendon's big investor, natural gas...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Energy Roundup: A look at McClendon's big investor, natural gas from shale up dramatically, EPA has new pollution proposal The Wall Street Journal has taken a rare look into the investor backing shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon's newest venture , American Energy Partners LP . John Raymond , the son of former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Lee Raymond and someone who has shied away from the press as much as McClendon has, discussed why he's supporting the wildcatter who was ousted from Chesapeake Energy Corp. .


  18. GOP leaders push Obama to abandon smog ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    They pointed to a 2011 incident in which the White House publicly stopped the Environmental Protection Agency as it tried to update the ozone standard, which is meant to reduce smog, and asked him to pull it again. "The president himself has acknowledged this regulation could go against the will of the American people when he pulled the plug on a similar proposal in 2011," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement.


  19. New Ozone Regs Via Obama AdminRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Kos

    In yet another of President Obama's long list of environmental accomplishments his administration's Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release sweeping new ozone regulations today. Though not as stringent as some would like the door is left open to further tighten rules says Carol Davenport in a story in today's NYT.


  20. How To Convince Your Right-Wing Uncle To Act On Climate Change This ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ThinkProgress

    If you're like most Americans, you probably spend most Thanksgivings with family, crowded around a dinner table with turkey, potatoes, and pie. If you're like the author of this article, you probably spend a portion of that dinner talking about the politics of climate change with your right-wing uncle, Richard.