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EPA's carbon rules may give some states a head start

May 30, 2014
But nobody knows which states. It depends on how the rules get written.
Posted In: coal, EPA, carbon emissions
EPA proposes new limits

The EPA starts targeting carbon dioxide in earnest

May 27, 2014
The Obama Administration readies its regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions.
Posted In: coal, carbon dioxide, EPA

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Mar 3, 2014
Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.
Posted In: EPA, smog

Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

Feb 25, 2014
Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.
Posted In: cows, cattle, EPA

Where President Obama "shops"

Feb 18, 2014
The President announced ambitious new EPA targets today -- at a Safeway.
Posted In: EPA, President Obama

Air pollution explainer: What's an externality?

Dec 9, 2013
Pollution isn't free … but who should pay?
Posted In: air pollution, clean air act, EPA

When air pollution crosses state lines, which state has to do the cleanup?

Dec 9, 2013
Some governors asked the EPA to rein in polluting states, and EPA is asking the Supreme Court for permission.
Posted In: EPA, Supreme Court, Northeast, midwest, air pollution

The war on the 'War on Coal'

Oct 30, 2013
The coal industry and its political supporters have launched their counterattack to EPA rules.
Posted In: coal, natgas, nat gas, natural gas, EPA

What's it like to be "non-essential"

Oct 1, 2013
On any other day, Joe James would be working as a microbiologist with the EPA. But, after the government shutdown, he's not sure when he'll be back to work.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, furlough, EPA

EPA rules on coal plants' emissions will require new technology

Sep 20, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency's is issuing new limits on emissions by coal-burning plants that new plants will need advanced carbon-capture technology to comply.
Posted In: EPA, carbon emissions, pollution, coal, gas, energy