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Environmental groups likely to ask feds to oversee Texas coal plants

Alleging that Texas environmental regulators met privately with utility lobbyists before easing pollution reporting requirements for coal-fired power plants, a coalition of environmental groups is likely to ask the federal government today to revisit and tighten permits. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality authorized up to 30 times more soot per hour from power plants than federal standards allow at ...

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Environmental groups sue BLM over horizontal drilling near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

FARMINGTON — A coalition of environmental groups have asked a federal judge to stop oil and gas production near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The groups sought an injunction on Monday against the Bureau of Land Management’s permitting of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling activity near Chaco. The suit, which names the BLM and the U.S. Interior Department as defendants, ...

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Offshore wind energy sector off to slow start in US

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation’s first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind’s wind farm off of Cape Cod, has stalled. And construction has only just begun for another, ...

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Poll shows more New Yorkers oppose fracking

As New York State’s moratorium on fracking comes closer to its expiration date, residents’ opposition to the hydraulic fracturing process continues to grow, reports the Epoch Times. A poll organized by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit environmental advocacy group, has shown that 56 percent of New York citizens oppose fracking. The survey was conducted by third-party researchers ...

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