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American Lung Association - Fighting for Air: Tell EPA: Set Strong Soot Standards. Cut Global Warming Pollution From Power Plants. Cleaning up harmful carbon pollution from power plants -- the largest single source of CO2 emissions in the United States -- would make a huge difference in the increasingly critical fight to slow global warming.

Cut Global Warming Pollution From Power Plants

A new Clean Air Act rule by the EPA requires most new power plants to produce no more CO2 than a typical new natural gas plant. The proposal may help discourage construction of new coal-fired power plants in the future. This is a good thing -- but we need to do much more, much sooner. We must reduce emissions from existing power plants and insist that the rule apply to plants that burn trees or other "biomass" -- which were inexplicably afforded an exemption -- before every chance to stop the worst fallout from climate change is gone.

Please take a moment to tell the EPA that we need a strong rule that actually reduces greenhouse gas emissions now for all power plants, without exception. EPA: Don't Sacrifice Navajo Water for Uranium Mining (PETITION) The Colorado Plateau of New Mexico still bears the unhealed sores of the Uranium Boom of the last century – radioactive waste piles, contaminated water and hundreds of mines on Navajo land abandoned by companies looking to make a quick profit.

EPA: Don't Sacrifice Navajo Water for Uranium Mining (PETITION)

Despite the massive contamination, companies want to start a new era of mining in this region. I know this because I am Diné (Navajo) and live in Church Rock, New Mexico - only yards away from a proposed new uranium mine. As a resident and former miner, I have experienced the effects of uranium exploitation first-hand. Many of my relatives and neighbors, including myself, have suffered health problems due to working at or living near the mines.

In fact, one study has found that cancer rates among Navajo living near mine tailings are 17 times higher than the national average. In 1989, the U.S. Recently, something unprecedented happened: the EPA agreed to revisit that 1989 decision. Thank you, Larry J. Hundreds Pack EPA Hearing Calling for Climate Action. From Wildlife Promise The carbon pollution rule would mean clean air for kids People of every stripe took to the podium on Thursday in Chicago and Washington, D.

Hundreds Pack EPA Hearing Calling for Climate Action

C., in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide pollution emitted from power plants. EPA Could Save 35,700 Lives by Limiting Soot, but Won't. EPA rules could shut 13,000 megawatts of Midwest coal plants. (Reuters) - Proposed federal environmental regulations could shut about 13,000 megawatts of coal fired generation, boost power prices, threaten electric reliability and cost billions to retrofit or replace most of the region's existing coal fleet, according to U.S. power grid operator Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO). Over the past few years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed four regulations to clean the air and water that will affect the nation's coal-fired power plants. The proposed rules have divided the power industry and the nation between those that produce much of their electricity by burning coal and those that rely on cleaner sources of energy like nuclear, natural gas and renewables.

More than half of MISO generating capacity consists of coal-fired units. MISO operates the grid in parts of 12 U.S. "That is not enough time. DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s - Alan Taylor - In Focus. As the 1960s came to an end, the rapid development of the American postwar decades began to take a noticeable toll on the environment, and the public called for action.

DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the 1970s - Alan Taylor - In Focus

In November 1971, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency announced a massive photo documentary project, called DOCUMERICA, to record the adverse effects of modern life on the environment. More than 100 photographers were hired not only to document specific issues, but to capture images showing how we interacted with the environment. By 1974, more than 80,000 photographs had been produced. Lamar Alexander Bucks GOP by Supporting EPA Rule on Clean Air. By Humberto Sanchez Roll Call Staff Nov. 7, 2011, 9:50 p.m.

Lamar Alexander Bucks GOP by Supporting EPA Rule on Clean Air

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) took on the leader of his party tonight by opposing a GOP proposal to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency rule on clean air. Alexander directly challenged an effort by the junior Senator from the neighboring state of Kentucky, the home of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He did so without naming McConnell, his longtime friend, but he was blunt about how Kentucky’s pollution adversely affects his own state. “Tennesseans admire much about our Kentucky neighbors — their bluegrass, basketball and distinguished United States Senators,” Alexander said in a statement announcing opposition.

Voters Overwhelmingly Support EPA Air Pollution Rules. Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees. The world honey bee population has plunged in recent years, worrying beekeepers and farmers who know how critical bee pollination is for many crops. A number of theories have popped up as to why the North American honey bee population has declined--electromagnetic radiation, malnutrition, and climate change have all been pinpointed. Last one out the door? EPA releases health assessment of TCE: Chemical industry and its allies continue to press EPA and the White House for a moratorium. House Passes Bill to Delay EPA Clean Air Rules - Coral Davenport.

House passes bill to block EPA clean air rules. By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:29pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to block regulations that force industry to reduce unhealthy air emissions, such as mercury from coal-fired power plants, but the White House has promised to veto the measure and keep new clean air rules in place.

House passes bill to block EPA clean air rules

The vote was 249 to 169, largely along party lines. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House have targeted Environmental Protection Agency air rules, saying they would kill jobs and burden businesses with billions of dollars in additional costs at the worst possible time. "The Obama Administration is moving too fast and showing little regard for the economic consequences of their energy and environmental policies," said Representative John Sullivan, who sponsored the bill. UPDATE 1-US House passes bill to block EPA clean air rules. See today's average mortgage rates across the country.

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