04/16/14 06:30 PM
Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now. The state has been working on a proposal to curb ground-level ozone in 17 counties where the federal government says smog levels remain too...
By Zack Colman | 04/16/14 04:37 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency took the first steps toward better understanding what has been a relatively inexact science to this point -- calculating the amount of methane that is released into the atmosphere from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, sites. The EPA released five technical...
By Zack Colman | 04/15/14 01:28 PM
A federal court upheld an Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants Tuesday, delivering a victory for the Obama administration and a blow to industry groups fighting the regulation.
By Ron Arnold | 04/08/14 06:24 PM
A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was...
By Ashe Schow | 04/02/14 03:35 PM
It turns out that while environmentalist groups try to link fracking to cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency was actively exposing people to dangerous carcinogens - for their own good, of course.
03/24/14 09:15 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of Virginia environmental groups is planning a statewide campaign calling for a reduction in carbon pollution. The campaign, Virginia Acts on Climate, will run through June. It will include community events and other activities that showcase how local...
03/21/14 06:15 AM
NEVILLE ISLAND, Pa. (AP) — Three dozen western Pennsylvania organizations are asking state health officials to require that a Pittsburgh-area coke plant reduce emissions or close. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the 36-member coalition of groups, small businesses and unions sent the demands...
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