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 "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… public comment period, and the agency plans to hold a public hearing. …"

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 "manager in KDHE":

"… ntal consultant Craig Volland. "I think it's crossing the line a bit for a manager in KDHE to take the position that this is not what [EPA] should be doing," Volland …"

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

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"… to this story. …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ursue energy projects paid for by stimulus tax dollars, as documented by a Center for Public Integrity investigation last year. The Center’s November story detailed how the ad …"

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 "Seattle":

"… arrived at the hospital, Matt was being prepped for a helicopter ride to a Seattle trauma center. He never regained consciousness and died there on April 24. …"

"… ncy room, awaiting transport by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, 60 miles to the south. Paul, Shauna and Amy took off for Seattle by car, …"

"… enter in Seattle, 60 miles to the south. Paul, Shauna and Amy took off for Seattle by car, arriving around 4:45 a.m. There, for the next 22 days, the family …"

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 "energy":

"… derground or into the oceans. Its problems are numerous: the technology is energy intensive, and there are concerns over leakage of the carbon, challenges f …"

"… storage areas, and costs so huge they could suck away funds for renewable energy.For true believers, however, the only obstacle facing CCS is cost, and the …"

"… able plant,” said Lars Strömberg of Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned energy giant, speaking at an October conference in Brussels. (Vattenfall holds a …"

"… nd to support CCS demonstration projects. Among the planned recipients are energy giants like Vattenfall and top Germany energy company E.ON. But this is me …"

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 "coal industry":

"… ual budget of more than $45 million — almost three times larger than the coal industry’s old lobbying and public relations groups combined. ACCCE (pronounced …"

"… ile, has objected to “the untold billions of dollars in handouts [to the coal industry] for the false promise of carbon capture and sequestration.”Roots of the …"

"… tic Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, before taking the helm of an earlier coal industry public relations effort, the Center for Energy and Economic Development. T …"

"… y Hazel O’Leary. Ten years ago, Lucas took over as spokesman for another coal industry group — Americans for Balanced Energy Choices — that was working hand- …"

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

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 "electric utilities":

"… that mine the black diamonds, to the rail companies that haul them, to the electric utilities that burn them. According to the Center’s analysis, 27 of those companie …"

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

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 "John Murtha":

"… nced the trust fund originally set up in 1969, read in part.Representative John Murtha, a Democrat who represents a district in southwestern Pennsylvania where c …"