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Mercury Rules Survive Supreme Court Setback

Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had not properly considered the cost to industry of its mercury emission regulations, a panel of federal judges have allowed the agency to move ahead.

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Court Ruling Sets Back EPA Mercury Standards

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not properly consider the price of a rule to curb mercury pollution and other toxic emissions from coal plants.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenges to Mercury Air Toxics Standards

In March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of air pollutants from power plants.

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Other Shorts

House Sides with Coal, Passes a Non-starter On Sept. 21, in its last act before the election, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed H.R. 3409, a package of five bills it calls the “Stop the War on Coal Act,” claiming

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EPA Revising Air Pollution Standards

Last Friday, EPA announced it will be considering revisions to the first-ever standards for controlling mercury, arsenic, selenium and other toxic pollutants from coal fired power plants, issued in December. These standards are the result of a years-long process, and

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Congress’ Big Day: Voting on two polluter-friendly proposals

By Erin Burks Red, White and Water intern, Summer 2012 This is a critical week in the U.S. Congress. The House will vote on a bill that could have negative impacts on the quality of waterways in our nation for

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