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EPA chief: Power-plant proposal 'changing the tone' of global climate talks

By Zack Colman | 07/28/14 11:59 AM

The Obama administration's proposed greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants is "changing the tone" of the international dialogue on climate change, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday.
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

By NIGEL DUARADINA CAPPIELLO | 07/28/14 07:10 PM

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. For two weeks in June, wind and hydroelectric dams were...
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US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERDINA CAPPIELLO | 07/28/14 02:25 AM

LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant...
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