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  1. Obama Climate Change Plan Seen Doubling Coal Plant ClosuresRead the original story

    9 min ago | The Washington Post

    Electricity prices would increase by an average of 7 percent by 2025, according to the analysis released by the Energy Information Administration on Friday. Obama's Clean Power Plan to combat climate change, released by the Environmental Protection Agency in June, would by 2020 cut carbon emissions from power plants 25 percent below 2005 levels, the EIA report shows.


  2. Nebraska senators urge EPA to back biofuels industryRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | NewsOK.com

    Nebraska senators are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline for fuel. Forty-two of Nebraska's 49 senators signed a letter sent to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy Thursday, urging her to consider the impact of modifying the market for the ethanol industry that contributes $5 billion annually to the state's economy.


  3. May 22, 2015 - Public Power Weekly Exclusive: Bond transactions mean...Read the original story

    43 min ago | Public Power

    Two public power utilities -- one in Arizona, the other in Iowa -- have reported successful bond transactions in recent weeks that will offer new money for capital projects and significant customer savings from refinancing. The Salt River Project conducted one of the largest municipal market transactions undertaken the week of May 10 and one of the largest ever for the utility, which serves three counties in Arizona, including the metropolitan Phoenix area.


  4. Environmental Scientists Help Families Breathe Easier by Identifying Indoor Air Quality PollutantsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WebWire

    Most people spend the majority of their time in their home. Regardless of whether it is mansion or a typical family home, condo, duplex or apartment, it should provide a healthy indoor environment for everyone.


  5. Obama's Clean Water Rule Expected to Meet Stiff ResistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Max

    As part of his ongoing pursuit to be remembered as the environmental president, Barack Obama is expected to soon announce new clean water regulations, a measure he intends to make law by bypassing Congress and issuing an executive order, according to The New York Times. The Clean Water Rule is designed to "protect critical streams and wetlands that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wrote in an April 6 EPA blog post.


  6. Opposition Mounts to EPA Plan to Cut Power Plant EmissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Max

    Some of President Barack Obama's biggest electoral supporters are turning against him and the Environmental Protection Agency over fears that Obama's plan to cut power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030 will mean increased economic hardship for the poor. In an editorial in the Charlotte Observer, Charles Steele, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference , wrote that "the affordability of electricity for millions of Americans is at stake" if the EPA proceeds with its plan to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.


  7. ReadMoreRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Friends of Animals

    WASHINGTON D.C.Friends of Animals on May 20, 2015 asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to "consider new scientific evidence demonstrating the need to cancel the registration of porcine zona pellucida for population control of America's wild horses and burros, which was issued to the Humane Society of the United States in 2012," the FoA cover letter to EPA chief administrator Gina McCarthy said. HSUS won registration of a PZP-based immunosterilant called ZonaStat-H, developed for use in controlling wild horse and burro populations, in January 2012, after a three-year application process.


  8. Move to 'safer' rubber in Lower Macungie to raise cost of turf fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Morning Call

    ... that has become the focus of intense scrutiny over the past several months. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says tire crumbs help reduce impact injuries and the use of water, fertilizer and pesticides that are used on natural grass, and ...


  9. Obama to issue flurry of energy regulations this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Hill

    This summer will be busy for the Obama administration's energy and environmental regulators, with numerous high-profile rule releases planned. Between June and August, regulators hope to fill out the Obama administration's agenda with major rules on greenhouse gases, the oil and natural gas sectors, coal production and other policy priorities, according to a rule-making schedule released by the White House late Thursday.


  10. Obama Quietly Releases Plans For 2,300 Regulations Right Before Memorial Day WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    Once again, the Obama administration has stealthily released its spring regulatory agenda, which includes the costliest regulation in history, as millions of Americans hit the road to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. Obama's Spring 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan has more than 2,300 regulations in various stages of planning and lays out the administration's regulatory plans for the coming months.


  11. Vipal shows exclusive treads in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Modern Tire Dealer

    Vipal says its VL130 ECO tread is the first in South America to earn North America's SmartWay verified status. Vipal Rubber Corp. is exhibiting treads with exclusive designs at the Expo Proveedores in Monterrey, Mexico.


  12. Louisiana leaders should fight EPA overreach on carbon emissions: Kevin KaneRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    As state leaders meet in Baton Rouge for the legislative session, federal bureaucrats thousands of miles away are moving forward with an unprecedented incursion into Louisiana's affairs. In just a few months, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize a rule requiring states to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions, with the goal of closing affordable coal-fired power plants, mandating costly renewables and imposing a backdoor cap-and-trade system.


  13. EPA considering permit for injection well in Monroe CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WSJV-TV South Bend

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether to approve a permit for a proposed injection well in Monroe County. The Monroe News reports about 200 people gathered this week for a public hearing on Trendwell Energy Corp.'s plan to dig a 765- foot well in Summerfield Township and inject saltwater brine, a naturally occurring byproduct found when drilling for oil.


  14. ASA confers with EPA on spray degreaser ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Tire Business

    Representatives of the Automotive Service Association have met with officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding trichloroethylene and other chlorinated solvents in aerosol spray degreasers. Leaders of the ASA's Mechanical Division discussed the potential effects of the proposed rule on auto repairers, providing examples from their own members' shops and aggregate information from their colleagues, the ASA said.


  15. Water You Up To, Obama?Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Balloon Juice

    The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government's authority to limit pollution in the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to significantly cleaner natural bodies of water and healthier drinking water.


  16. A.M. Roundup: Let the sun shine inRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    Good morning! And how can it not be a good morning with those glorious words "three day weekend" on our lips? There's sure to be a parade or a ceremony near you, so you can observe the holiday and still host your neighborhood cookout. Gov. Cuomo's transparency summit will take place today: The governor's counsel will join representatives of the attorney general and the comptroller to discuss the state's email retention policy and the Freedom of Information Law.


  17. Landfill-waste measure on its way to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

    With little debate and no votes in opposition, the Illinois Senate has sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner a bill that prohibits the disposal of manufactured-gas-plant wastes at most landfills in Illinois. The measure originally was aimed at banning the disposal of PCBs at the Clinton Landfill, west of Champaign-Urbana.


  18. $90K grant to help Prescott reduce Rodeo Grounds runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Daily Courier

    ... in the Upper Granite Creek Watershed, which contains several waterbodies that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has listed as impaired (polluted) for: nutrients, pH, and dissolved oxygen in Watson Lake; E. coli bacteria and dissolved ...


  19. Apprehension grows as EPA prepares to issue new rules for clean fuelsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    The oil and biofuel industries are both expressing fears that the Environmental Protection Agency may be getting it wrong, as the agency prepares to issue its latest attempt to redesign its flagship renewable fuels program. The Renewable Fuel Standard is slated to be re-proposed June 1 after months of delays that both biofuels and oil industry groups complain have led to extreme uncertainty.


  20. Coal power plants retiring in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | JD Supra

    The U.S. portfolio of electric power plants will continue to shift in 2015, according to a federal assessment projecting that nearly 16 gigawatts of generating capacity will retire in 2015. Most of the capacity to be retired this year is coal-fired generation.