Around 10,000 More U.S. Deaths Last Year From This Silent Killer

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 01:21:38 +0000

Air pollution killed nearly 10,000 Americans in 2018, and 2019 must have seen a similar total

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A Decade of Turmoil: How Nuclear and Coal Have Struggled to Survive

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:05:45 +0000

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The past 10 years have been filled with trials and tribulations for both the nuclear and coal power industries. From accidents to plant closures there has been little to cheer about. Still, nuclear and coal power continue to provide reliable baseload generation to billions of customers around the globe. Here’s a look back at the […]

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EPA Overrides Subpart D in Newly Proposed Federal Coal Ash Permitting Rule

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 16:13:04 +0000

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Only “high hazard” CCR units will be subject to immediate compliance deadlines under a newly proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that revises federal permit requirements for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) at power plants. If finalized, the rule will apply to all coal facilities in Indian country and the 48 U.S. states […]

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EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:49:52 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient air”—a foundational concept under the Clean Air Act that applies to all types of air pollution, from ground-level ozone, particulate matter, and greenhouse gases. While the agency framed the change as part of a suite of actions to reform New Source […]

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Navajo Coal Plant Powers Down

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:29:59 +0000

The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed it’s doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed — it closed back in August

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Tesla & Rivian Join California’s Lawsuit Against Trump’s EPA & NHTSA

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:39:05 +0000

NCAT logoTesla, Rivian, and the other members of the National Coalition for Advanced Transportation have joined California and 22 other states in their lawsuit against the EPA and DOT.

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Why Automakers Should Actually Care About The Environment

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:01:08 +0000

Dear Automakers, You should support the environment. In fact, without it, we would not be able to buy your cars. I mean, we would be dead if we didn’t have clean air to breathe. Same problem if a climate disaster kills us, or ruins our livelihood

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