EPA releases long-awaited power plant air toxics rule

By Corbin Hiar

The EPA releases details of a landmark rule to cut air emissions of mercury and other toxics from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… 1990. While the standard was issued last Friday, interest groups said the Obama administration made supporters wait until bickering in Congress died down so the landmark …"

"… American workers, the EPA said.Jackson also used the event to bolster the Obama administration’s clean air credentials. “EPA is rounding out a year of incredible pro …"

Mercury falling: Groundbreaking power plant emissions rule imminent

By Corbin Hiar

The EPA is poised to issue a new regulation restricting toxic power plant emissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clinton administration":

"… be easy,” Lynn Goldman, who headed the EPA’s toxics office during the Clinton administration, said in an interview with NPR. “I don’t think anybody thought that to …"

Limits on mercury and soot could save billions, improve public health, studies say

By Corbin Hiar

New studies say standards for mercury, particulates could save thousands of lives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mercury":

"… r Tsou, the former president of the American Public Health Association. “Mercury pollution that spews from power plants eventually pollutes our waterways a …"

Why Americans still breathe known hazards decades after ‘clean air’ law

By Jim Morris and Corbin Hiar

Air toxics crackdown stymied by politics, industry resistance and ‘hopelessly irrational’ EPA

Excerpts from this story referencing "judge":

"… h Ruckelshaus on the bipartisan failure to curb air toxics here.]A federal judge underlined the EPA’s failures on air toxics in a 2006 opinion. “Congre …"

"… s from coal-fired power plants. Its 2005 mercury rule was struck down by a judge three years later. Under a court-imposed deadline, the EPA came back last …"

"… the D.C. Circuit, and Earthjustice prevailed in nine of them. In all nine, judges held that the rules being challenged were unlawful or arbitrary and sent …"

"… A for reworking.In one case, involving medical waste incinerators, a three-judge panel wrote, “EPA’s method looks hopelessly irrational.” In ano …"

Big increases in mercury and other toxic releases

By Marianne Lavelle

Almost 4.1 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released to the environment in the United States in 2007, according to new data from the E

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… e Environment in the United States in 2007, according to new data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory. That’s a five percent …"

Toxic mercury from coal plants unregulated

By The Center for Public Integrity

The EPA under President Bush proposed a rule to reclassify mercury from coal-fired plants to allow for cap and trade

Excerpts from this story referencing "Utility Air Regulatory Group":

"… pursue alternative regulatory measures in combating air pollution.” The Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG), a power company coalition, also filed its own petition with the Co …"