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EPA’s plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Obama administration’s proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced at least one consensus Thursday during the matter’s only public hearing: Few, if anyone, is entirely satisfied by the plan. Ethanol advocates, largely from Midwest farming states, testified that the Environmental Protection Agency’s target for biofuels next ...

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EPA: Coal-fired power plants need new pollution controls

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal regulators are requiring new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants to reduce haze near national parks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it would require new equipment to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at Rocky Mountain Power’s Hunter and Huntington power plants in Emery County. Environmental and clean air groups cheered the EPA’s ...

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Full DC appeals court to decide on Obama carbon-cutting plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The full appeals court in Washington will hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, potentially accelerating the case’s path to the Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order Monday scheduling oral arguments on the legality of the Clean ...

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Murray Energy continues fight against EPA’s emissions rules

Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants. St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy filed a brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday, challenging the EPA’s supplemental finding published earlier in the day. The U.S. Supreme ...

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US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer. During a congressional hearing on the issue in Phoenix, McCain said EPA officials knew about the potential for catastrophe and failed to do proper testing before inadvertently ...

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Senate panel issues subpoena to EPA over Colorado mine spill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify at a field hearing on a Colorado mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states last summer. Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democrat Jon Tester of Montana approved the subpoena, which orders EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy ...

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EPA drops proposed emissions limits affecting auto racing

EPA drops proposed emissions limits affecting auto racing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped proposed language from new vehicle emissions restrictions following concerns raised by auto racing. The new standards limiting climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from medium- and heavy-duty engines had included pollution controls on vehicles modified for racing. Both auto racers and members of Congress objected to the proposed language, saying that complying would ...

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Environmental groups sue US over pollution from airliners

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups sued U.S. regulators Tuesday over long-sought pollution standards for airliners and cargo planes. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. The groups allege the Environmental Protection Agency has unreasonably delayed for years using the Clean Air Act to enforce limits ...

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