Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Federal agencies enter alliance for three resilient lands

A coalition of federal agencies announced three new landscape partnerships under the Resilient Lands and Waters initiative on Wednesday, consisting of California’s Headwaters, the Russian River Watershed and Montana’s Crown of the Continent.
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NRDC joins partners in calling for new mercury rule from EPA

National Resources Defense Council wants EPA to catalog all mercury production, imports and uses.
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EPA, DOJ file for settlement modification with Alabama Power Company

Company would be subject to further limits for air pollutants related to Clean Air Act.
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Report: EPA Clean Power Plan could aid, harm efforts to price carbon effectively

Research groups Next 10 and Resources for the Future joined with the University of California-Davis Policy Institute to release a report on Friday that shows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan could both help and hinder state and regional efforts at carbon pricing.
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EPA and DOJ settle with Four Corners Power Plant owners

Arizona Public Service Company will pay $1.5 million penalty as part of deal.
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New coal technology makes fuel burn more efficiently

Burn Less Coal says its process could lead to 25 percent reduction in environmental footprint.
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IDEA2015 conference puts focus on industry changes

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is running its IDEA2015: Inspiring the Next Generation conference focusing on urban sustainability, utility of the future and global industry growth and local leadership through Wednesday at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center. Scheduled speakers for the 106th annual conference include C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Head of Energy Initiative Shannon Lawrence and Energy and Open Space Chief of Environment Austin Blackmon.
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Smith applauds Supreme Court decision on Mercury Air Toxics rule

Lawmaker: "Today's Supreme Court ruling is an important step toward reining in ... EPA."
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO applauds Supreme Court decision on EPA regulation

Court rules EPA did not properly consider cost before enacting Mercury Air Toxics rule.
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EPA gives Pelzer Heritage Center $400,000 in Brownfields grants

Money will go toward revitalizing abandoned and contaminated sites in Pelzer, South Carolina.
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Boustany supports Supreme Court decision on coal-fired plant regulations

Congressman: "Supreme Court's decision is a big win for energy producers and American consumers."
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Supreme Court ruling on air quality seen as setback, environmental group says

In the case, Michigan vs. EPA, the court ruled that the EPA should have considered costs on energy producers when implementing its clean air regulations.
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