EPA proposes crackdown on emissions from new gas, coal-fired power plants

By Kristen Lombardi

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Earthjustice":

"… In a statement, Trip Van Noppen, president of the environmental law firm Earthjustice, called the EPA proposal “welcome news. Tackling carbon pollution from p …"

Rail industry, utilities boost 'clean coal' coalition

By Michael Beckel

Norfolk Southern, CSX among companies to voluntarily reveal payments to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

'Retail exemption' shields some fertilizer facilities from stringent safety inspections, rules

By Chris Hamby

An exemption carved out two decades ago allows some fertilizer and other chemical facilities to skirt stricter rules and inspections.

EPA rules threaten older, coal-fired power plants

By The Associated Press

Coal plants servicing more than 22M houses will be shut down, likely raising electric bills

Town divided over major employer's permission to pollute the air

By Howard Berkes and Sarah Harris

Community in turmoil over cement plant's permission to exceed emissions of hazardous waste incinerators — all perfectly legal

Excerpts from this story referencing "Earthjustice":

"… the cement industry," said James Pew, a lawyer for the environmental group Earthjustice. "The problem with cement kilns that burn hazardous waste is that they're …"

Republicans score another symbolic defeat for EPA — this time over toxic coal ash

By Alexandra Duszak

Lack of federal oversight of coal ash cleanup continues with recent House legislation

Decades after Clear Air Act, most smokestacks still lack scrubbers

By Keith Epstein

Industry that resists new climate change rules sometimes lacks long-required pollution controls, too

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New oil refinery in South Dakota says it will use alternative to toxic acid

By Chris Hamby

The company planning to build the nation’s first new major oil refinery in 35 years will use a safer technology as a substitute for a highly

Stimulus recipient, polluter gives Dems $10 million credit line

By Kristen Lombardi

The White House is taking on dirty sources of energy like coal. But the presidential convention could be financed from an unlikely source —

Regulatory flaws, repeated violations put oil refinery workers at risk

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell

The nation’s refineries are plagued by equipment failures and sometimes-fatal accidents that in many cases could have been prevented.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Department of Justice":

"… to settle criminal and civil Clean Air Act cases brought against it by the U.S. Department of Justice as a result of the 2005 blast.In a written statement, BP said it had “sy …"

The EU's billion-Euro bet

By Brigitte Alfter

How Europe ended up paying industry for carbon capture and storage

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… ted Bellona’s ideas to the staff of the EU’s then-Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallström. “Her advisor looked at my drawings, at me, and at my …"

"… and among NGOs were Bellona and a UK Environmental group, Third Generation Environmentalism Ltd. Also known as E3G, the group receives funding from the British g …"

Shake-ups at high-profile coal industry group

By Marianne Lavelle

With its hefty bankroll and polished messaging, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity looked like a juggernaut going into the cl

The ‘clean coal’ lobbying blitz

By Marianne Lavelle

They’ve brought coal above ground. They’ve put the black rock on billboards in the swing states, and they’ve splashed it on full-page ads i

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… nned by panel chairman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat. Just a year …"

"… ggressive activism at the state level. Not only were states suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force action to curb carbon dioxide, the northeaste …"

"… n Washington, specializes in advertising linked to public policy advocacy. Environmentalists might applaud its past campaigns to encourage water conservation in …"

Coal-fired plant under attack, but may still have some important backers

By Josh Israel

On the eve of a protest planned for March 2, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have offered new support to environm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitch McConnell":

"… ter Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky wrote to the Architect of the Capitol to request that the upgr …"

Big coal's big-time lobby

By Matthew Lewis

Convention-goers in Denver and St. Paul won’t be able to miss the $2 million advertising blitz planned by businesses promoting “clean coal”

The politics of energy: Coal

By Bill Dawson

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2003 — At the first meeting of President George W. Bush's cabinet in 2001, then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill dist

Excerpts from this story referencing "Gale Norton":

"… xide issue, including Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Commerce Secretary Don Evans, White House chief of staff Andy Card and le …"

The politics of energy: Coal

By The Center for Public Integrity

When George W. Bush was inaugurated on the Capitol steps in January 2001, the coal industry, which had contr

Excerpts from this story referencing "Craig Thomas":

"… enator Frank MurkowskiR-AlaskaEnergy & Natural Resources103,590Senator Craig ThomasR-Wyo.Energy & Natural Resources, Environment & Public Works103,400 …"