Clean Air Act Issues Congress Could Grapple With in New Session

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:48:02 +0000

While the Republican-led U.S. House and Senate in the 115th Congress was mainly focused on reviewing, for modification or repeal, several environmental rules issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the new Democrat majority in the House could focus on a slew of different measures, a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) suggests.  […]

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Man jailed 25 years after wrong conviction awarded $672,000 compensation

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:17:39 +0000

Man jailed 25 years after wrong conviction awarded $672,000 compensation

A man who spent 25 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing a woman in Northeast China received 4.6 million yuan ($672,000) in compensation on Monday.

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Supreme court bids farewell to retiring justice Tijam

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 23:17:18 +0000

Supreme court bids farewell to retiring justice Tijam

The Supreme Court on Friday bid farewell to Justice Noel Tijam, who is set to leave the high tribunal on Saturday upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.

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EPA: Mercury Rules for Coal, Oil Power Units Not ‘Appropriate and Necessary’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:08:55 +0000

Because compliance costs to coal- and oil-fired power plants for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) far exceed quantifiable benefits to regulating hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions, the Trump administration has proposed it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate HAP emissions from power plants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), […]

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Contamination Found in Water Near Illinois Coal Ash Dumps

Analysis based on testing mostly conducted by energy companies shows that water near all but two coal plants in Illinois is contaminated with toxic waste. The Chicago Tribune on November 28 reported that a compilation of industry-supplied data from 24 Illinois coal plants shows harmful levels of arsenic, chromium, lead, and other heavy metals in […]

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Competitive Generators Look to the Supreme Court After Seventh Circuit Declines Rehearing on Nuclear Subsidies

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to rehear a case that challenges nuclear subsidies in Illinois, effectively dealing a blow to a group of competitive generators, which have fought the measure for several years. In an order issued on October 9, the appellate court said its full judicial panel had voted to deny […]

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EPA Advances Proposed Changes to Mercury Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed it has submitted proposed changes to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) to the White House for review, despite urging by the industry to let the rule stand. EPA spokesperson John Konkus told POWERon October 2 that the agency does not intend to withdraw the existing MATS. It […]

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New York Gas Plant Comes Online Despite Opposition

The Valley Energy Center in Orange County, New York, entered commercial operation on October 1 despite complaints from local officials and area residents about noise from the plant, among other concerns. Community members spoke out against the plant at public hearings last week, saying they have felt sick when the plant has undergone test runs […]

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Can Coal and Nuclear Power Plants Be Saved?

It’s no secret that U.S. nuclear and coal-fired power plants are struggling to remain viable in competitive markets. Many plants have been retired for economic reasons long before the facilities reached the

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