More Emissions Regulations & Policy News

Miss. fines Severstal $135K on emission sensors

07/29/2014

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.

Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules

07/29/2014

Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.

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

07/28/2014

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.

13 States meet, discuss EPA emission proposals

07/25/2014

The Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy held a meeting last week in Denver to discuss how states could work together on the carbon-emission cuts proposed by the Obama administration. Thirteen states across the western U.S. attended.

Sen. Franken: EPA may scale back renewable energy cuts

07/25/2014

Sen. Al Franken says the Obama administration may scale back projected cuts to ethanol and other renewable fuels production.

US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

07/24/2014

One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world.

EPA holds public meetings on Clean Power Plan

07/23/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four hearings in two-days on the proposed Clean Power Plan during the week of July 28, 2014.

ERCC asks for 60-day extension for EPA CO2 comments

07/10/2014

As expected, the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council (ERCC) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the comment period of the Clean Power Plan by at least 60 days.

Nuclear plant tests thousands of air samples

07/10/2014

Officials say about 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem.

China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions

07/09/2014

China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.

Missouri Governor Signs Carbon Emissions Bill

07/08/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

New EPA rule won't affect power plants

07/07/2014

None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.

Florida utility signs PPA for Georgia nuclear power

07/07/2014

Florida-based JEA signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for the output from the new reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia.

PNM plans for more renewable energy

07/02/2014

New Mexico's largest electricity provider says it expects to add significant renewable energy resources to its portfolio in the coming years.

Obama claims progress on curbing climate change

06/26/2014

A year after unveiling sweeping plans to tackle climate change, President Barack Obama is highlighting efforts by his administration toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though some of the most ambitious steps Obama has pledged remain in limbo.

Video: Holmstead sees EPA CO2 plan being overturned; Tierney hails potential for regional cooperation

06/24/2014

Power industry lawyer Jeffrey Holmstead believes the plans that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has forwarded to reduce carbon dioxide from the power sector are legally flawed an likely to be overturned in the courts.

Oklahoma AG responds to victory challenging EPA’s authority, Clean Air Act

06/23/2014

On Monday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the state’s won a significant victory after challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) legal authority under the Clean Air Act.

Justices limit existing US global warming rules

06/23/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

Groups protest resource plan covering Wyoming PRB coal

06/23/2014

Wyoming citizen organizations and national environmental groups wrote to the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on June 19 asking them to order a re-write of BLM's Buffalo Resource Management Plan due in part to coal mining concerns.

Sierra Club Beyond Coal leader wants ‘orderly’ move away from fossil power by 2030

06/23/2014

Senior Director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Bruce Nilles was interviewed by GenerationHub June 12 and the discussion focused on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from existing plants and various related issues.