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Alabama Power moving on environmental regulations

Alabama Power staff said Tuesday regulations had helped make major cuts in two pollutants since 1996 and plans are to move ahead with closing ponds used to store ash residue from burning coal. At the same time, the staffers told a Public Service Commission administrative law judge that they were working to implement technology to meet new mercury pollution standards, ...

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Experts say Pittsburgh’s air continues to improve

The air in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area is improving, according to the American Lung Association’s 2015 national “State of the Air” report card. But it’s not getting better fast enough to keep the region from ranking in the bottom 25 of 240 metropolitan areas for the categories measured — daily and annual soot pollution and smog. Joining Pittsburgh in that ...

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Marcellus Shale Coalition opposes O&G having to report pollution releases


The Marcellus Shale Coalition is still opposed to including the oil and gas extraction industry on the list of industries that disclose the release of pollutants. Last Wednesday, PennFuture and eight other environmental advocacy groups and organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in efforts to placing reporting requirements on the oil and gas industry. The group is specifically wanting ...

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Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

President Barack Obama

By DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves ...

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Port plan to heat crude oil raises concerns


ALBANY — Do I want the Keystone XL pipeline in my neighborhood? Do you want it in yours? That isn’t an entirely hypothetical question for many of us here in the Capital Region. There’s a proposal afoot to move Keystone-type crude oil on trains headed to the Port of Albany, where it would be transferred and shipped to refineries. The ...

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