Environmental Protection Agency http://wfpl.org en Instead of Emailing, Some Kentuckians Choose Traveling 400+ Miles For EPA Public Hearing http://wfpl.org/post/instead-emailing-some-kentuckians-choose-traveling-400-miles-epa-public-hearing <p>The Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/forms/public-hearings-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule" target="_blank">will hold hearings this week</a> on proposed regulations to limit the carbon dioxide coal-fired power plants can emit. And environmental activists and coal industry supporters are both traveling from Kentucky to Atlanta this week for the federal hearing.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:45:55 +0000 Erica Peterson 9851 at http://wfpl.org Instead of Emailing, Some Kentuckians Choose Traveling 400+ Miles For EPA Public Hearing Report Quantifies EPA Rule's Effect on Coal-Producing Regions http://wfpl.org/post/report-quantifies-epa-rules-effect-coal-producing-regions <p><a href="http://csis.org/event/remaking-american-power" target="_blank">A preliminary analysis</a> of the effects of the <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule" target="_blank">EPA’s new greenhouse gas rules</a> on regions of the country suggest some states fighting the regulations—like Texas and Oklahoma—may see economic benefits under the rule.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:22:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 9841 at http://wfpl.org Report Quantifies EPA Rule's Effect on Coal-Producing Regions Appeals Court Rules in Favor of EPA in Mountaintop Removal Case http://wfpl.org/post/appeals-court-rules-favor-epa-mountaintop-removal-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal appeals court today</span><a href="http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/EPACorpsVictoryMountaintopRemoval7.11.14.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">&nbsp;ruled in favor </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the Environmental Protection Agency in a case that will affect how states including Kentucky and West Virginia issue permits for mountaintop removal coal mines.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:23:52 +0000 Erica Peterson 9754 at http://wfpl.org Appeals Court Rules in Favor of EPA in Mountaintop Removal Case EPA Concludes Recycling Coal Ash in Concrete, Wallboards is Safe http://wfpl.org/post/epa-concludes-recycling-coal-ash-concrete-wallboards-safe <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/epa-agrees-finalize-coal-ash-rule-december-19" target="_blank">under deadline to finalize the country’s first-ever measures regulating coal ash by next December, </a>and it’s considering <a href="http://www.epa.gov/wastes/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/ccr-rule/" target="_blank">two different options</a>: one that would regulate the material as a hazardous material, and the other as a “special waste.” But last week, the EPA released the results of a study which could preview which way the agency is leaning:</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:24:22 +0000 Erica Peterson 8536 at http://wfpl.org EPA Concludes Recycling Coal Ash in Concrete, Wallboards is Safe EPA Carbon Limits on New Power Plants Expected Tomorrow http://wfpl.org/post/epa-carbon-limits-new-power-plants-expected-tomorrow <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2013-28668.pdf" target="_blank">to formally publish tomorrow </a>a proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions—namely, carbon dioxide—from power plants.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:42:33 +0000 Erica Peterson 8152 at http://wfpl.org EPA Carbon Limits on New Power Plants Expected Tomorrow East Coast to Kentucky (and Other States): 'We're Sick of Your Air Pollution' http://wfpl.org/post/east-coast-kentucky-and-other-states-were-sick-your-air-pollution <p>The governors of eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states are tired of dealing with pollution from the Rust Belt and Appalachia. They’re <a href="http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/air/176a/Petition_2013Dec9.pdf" target="_blank">calling on the Environmental Protection Agency</a> to force tighter air pollution requirements on nine states, including Kentucky and Indiana.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:23:41 +0000 Erica Peterson 7838 at http://wfpl.org East Coast to Kentucky (and Other States): 'We're Sick of Your Air Pollution' EPA Releases Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants; Says Won't End Coal Burning http://wfpl.org/post/epa-releases-proposed-carbon-limits-new-power-plants-says-wont-end-coal-burning <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled its rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.</p><p>The<a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards" target="_blank"> proposed standard</a> sets an emissions limit of 1000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour for large natural gas plants, and 1100 pounds per megawatt hour for coal and smaller natural gas plants.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:46:48 +0000 Erica Peterson 6915 at http://wfpl.org EPA Releases Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants; Says Won't End Coal Burning GOP Senators Boycott Committee Vote on EPA Nominee http://wfpl.org/post/gop-senators-boycott-committee-vote-epa-nominee <p>President Obama's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency was scheduled for a vote today in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. That was supposed to happen at 9:15 this morning, but was derailed by absence of the committee's eight Republican members.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:00:15 +0000 Erica Peterson 5317 at http://wfpl.org GOP Senators Boycott Committee Vote on EPA Nominee Poll: Majority of Small Business Owners Support EPA Nominee, Clean Energy Policies http://wfpl.org/post/poll-majority-small-business-owners-support-epa-nominee-clean-energy-policies <p>A Senate committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on President Obama’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. <a href="http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/small-business-research/clean-energy/support-for-clean-energy-standards-EPA.php" target="_blank">And according to a poll released today</a>, nominee Gina McCarthy is supported by a narrow majority of small business owners.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:38:02 +0000 Erica Peterson 5308 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Majority of Small Business Owners Support EPA Nominee, Clean Energy Policies McConnell Says EPA Nominee Will Foster "Radical Anti-Coal Jobs Agenda" http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-says-epa-nominee-will-foster-radical-anti-coal-jobs-agenda <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's already <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mother-jones-obtains-secret-tape-mcconnell-campaign-strategy-session" target="_blank">been in the news </a>a few <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/poll-mcconnell-close-races-potential-opponents" target="_blank">times today</a>, but here's one more story from an environmental perspective: McConnell says President Obama's nominee for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator will be detrimental to Kentucky's coal industry.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:55:53 +0000 Erica Peterson 4905 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Says EPA Nominee Will Foster "Radical Anti-Coal Jobs Agenda"