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Supreme Court Decision Unlikely to Stall the Shift Away from Coal Plants

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Despite the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today to invalidate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to restrict mercury and other pollutants from existing power plants, the retirement of aging coal plants continues to accelerate. 634 more words

Environment

Supreme Court rejects Obama and EPA coal plant restrictions

In a major setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to curb pollution, the Supreme Court has rejected new rules that put limits on mercury and acid gases from aging US power plants. 250 more words

Tech

States Starting to Defy EPA

For many years I’ve told Progressive acquaintances of mine 234 more words

Indiana

the next resources boom ...

Coal looks to be on the verge of another boom, with the new forecast power stations soon to be built:

Japan Defies Obama — Plans On Building 43 Coal Plants…

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Resources

GOP AMENDMENT PERMITS STATES TO OPT OUT OF EPA RULES: POWER PLANTS, COAL...

Hill: “Senate Republicans are proposing a budget amendment that would let states opt out of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial climate rule for power plants. 292 more words

Politics

Justices to hear arguments over EPA mercury limits

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children. 441 more words

Environment

A Convenient Partnership Between Carbon Capture and Wind Energy

by Tim Storer

Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) technologies help to reduce emissions from fossil fuel energy operations, such as coal fired power plants. While these technologies have the benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making the operations more climate friendly, they are costly for extraction companies. 623 more words

Wind Power