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 "Paul Bailey":

"… don’t believe there will be any new coal plants because of this rule,” Paul Bailey, of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the coal industry …"

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.

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

"… t over new energy regulations proposed by the Obama administration, as the Center for Public Integrity’s Kristen Lombardi notes in her new article today. And voluntary report …"

"… ix of them combined to give more than $1.9 million in 2012, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of voluntary corporate disclosures. Rail company Norfolk Southern …"

'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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… d Ryan Stensland, a spokesman for Alliant Energy, which has three units in Iowa and one in Minnesota that will be retired, and four in Iowa that are at ri …"

"… three units in Iowa and one in Minnesota that will be retired, and four in Iowa that are at risk of shutting down, depending on how the final rules look. …"

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 "inspector":

"… family raised $1,000 to fly in an expert — chemist Neil Carman, a former inspector for the Texas Air Control Board and an adviser to the Sierra Club. Carman …"

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 "Environment":

"… oning legislation that would wrest regulation of coal ash from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to the states, who will have the authority to regulate …"

"… ards of coal ash were spilled, causing more than $1 billion in damages.The Environmental Protection Agency is currently considering several options on how to reg …"

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.

The EU's billion-Euro bet

By Brigitte Alfter

How Europe ended up paying industry for carbon capture and storage

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 "General Electric":

"… egislation remain in the ACCCE fold — the largest and most diverse being General Electric. GE spokesman Daniel Nelson said in an email that ACCCE does not reflect G …"

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 "Illinois":

"… hold due to rising costs — the best known being the FutureGen project in Illinois, which the Bush administration withdrew support from last year. The federa …"

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 "Denver":

"… ociation ($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 "Los Angeles Times":

"… k Calio. The memo did not come to light until it was quoted briefly by the Los Angeles Times, nearly six months later. The full text was publicly revealed a year after …"

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 "Mary Landrieu":

"… ve W. J. "Billy" TauzinR-La.Energy & Commerce, Resources126,050Senator Mary LandrieuD-La.Energy & Natural Resources, Appropriations124,250Representative De …"