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 "Coal":

"… any new Coal plants because of this rule,” Paul Bailey, of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the Coal industry’s most public voice, …"

"… because of this rule,” Paul Bailey, of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the Coal industry’s most public voice, said Friday. “We t …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Safety":

"… the wake of the deadly blast in West, Texas, last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating whether this claim was justifie …"

"… , skin and respiratory system — to require it to follow OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard, issued more than two decades ago. But the standard c …"

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 "Hazardous waste":

"… y. Kilns are far larger than incinerators and produce cement as a product. Hazardous waste incinerators just incinerate.But the decision to regulate the two types of …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ften hazardous residue at power plants as if it were municipal garbage.The Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News has examined the lack of federal oversight of coal ash and …"

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 —

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil":

"… ergy agenda, promoting the use of renewable and cleaner-burning fuels than oil and coal. Yet Energy Secretary Steven Chu, testifying before a House subco …"

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 "House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform":

"… In a nine-page letter to Darrell Issa, the new Republican chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, on January 10, Drevna, of the refiners’ association, complained about a …"

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 "advocate":

"… far as I know a guy called David Hone of Shell,” says Davies. “Another advocate was Climate Change Capital in London. And it got legs.”A number of ideas …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… ferent perspectives with regard to important policy positions.” With the Senate set to take up climate legislation on its return, ACCCE launched a new rou …"

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

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 "Capitol Power Plant":

"… rry Reid have offered new support to environmentalists hoping to force the Capitol Power Plant to abandon coal entirely. But the move could still face some important obs …"

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”

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… took the place of two other longtime coal advocacy groups, the Center for Energy and Economic Development and Americans for Balanced Energy Choices.) ACCCE …"

"… the Center for Energy and Economic Development and Americans for Balanced Energy Choices.) ACCCE’s message is that coal can be a part of the climate chan …"

"… 2008, ACCCE spent a whopping five times more than either the American Wind Energy Association ($860,379) or the Solar Energy Industry Association ($655,000) …"

"… e than either the American Wind Energy Association ($860,379) or the Solar Energy Industry Association ($655,000). Talk about a big carbon footprint. …"

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 "Republican National Committee":

"… 0 to Bush’s campaign and, from 1997 to 2002, another $4.7 million to the Republican National Committee, set an early precedent for the energy industry’s influence with the adm …"

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 "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… technology when upgrading or expanding their old facilities. In 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency had launched lawsuits against a number of electric utilities, mostly in th …"

"… t George H.W. Bush. Strenuously enforced by the Clinton administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, the CAA was a federal effort, working jointly with state departments of e …"