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Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

April 15, 2014 12:54 pm | by Pete Yost, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.                        

Sriracha Maker Declared A Nuisance

April 10, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to...

China's Plan For Pollution Takes Toll On Employment

March 6, 2014 10:03 am | by Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirty-five factories were closed or torn down as part of the government's drive to clear up...

EPA Overregulation: What It Means For U.S. Manufacturing

March 5, 2014 11:06 am | by Wayne Kovach, Energy Curtailments Specialists, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Survivability in the manufacturing industry is at an all-time high, but still faces some...

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Investigators Say Flare Plant Blast Accidental

February 28, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators say a deadly explosion at a military flare plant in West Tennessee was an accident and not caused by a criminal act.                                

Wyoming Is Worst State For CO2 Emissions Per Person

February 28, 2014 9:52 am | by Mead Gruver, Associated Press | News | Comments

Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a place famous for its big, clear skies: Wyoming.                         

Hot Sauce Factory Topic Of Firey Meeting

February 27, 2014 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There could be fiery words Wednesday night as a Southern California city considers whether a hot sauce factory is a public nuisance because of its spicy emissions.                         


Climate Case At Supreme Court Looks At EPA's Power

February 24, 2014 10:08 am | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The justices are hearing arguments Monday in a challenge to a regulation that forces companies that want to expand facilities or build new ones that would increase overall pollution to evaluate ways to reduce the carbon they release.     

Delaware Court Affirms Dismissal Of DuPont Suit

February 21, 2014 2:44 pm | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Delaware Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the widow of an Argentine national who claimed he was exposed to asbestos at a DuPont textile plant in the South American country.            

EPA Removing Tons Of PCB-Laden Soil From N.Y. Site

February 21, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials report removing 335,000 tons of PCBs, contaminated soil and other material from the shuttered General Motors Co. factory in northern New York, finding more waste than expected in the Superfund cleanup.          

Whirlpool Adds Fort Smith Contaminant Test Sites

February 21, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whirlpool Corp. is expanding the scope of its testing for toxic chemicals at the site of its former factory in Fort Smith.                                     

John Kerry Mocks Those Who Deny Climate Change

February 19, 2014 2:51 pm | by Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer | News | Comments

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.   


N.C. Officials Fear 2nd Pipe Collapse At Duke Plant

February 18, 2014 3:21 pm | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Carolina officials expressed concern late Friday that a second pipe running under a Duke Energy coal ash dump might fail more than a week after a similar pipe collapsed, triggering a massive toxic spill into the Dan River.       

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Asbestos Suit

February 14, 2014 3:45 pm | by Brett Barrouquere, Associated Press | News | Comments

A divided Kentucky Court of Appeals has turned away a woman's bid for a new trial contending her husband died of exposure to asbestos while working and smoking at a factory that made cigarettes.                

W.Va. Coal Prep Plant Spills Slurry Into Creek

February 12, 2014 3:28 pm | by Sarah Plummer, Associated Press | News | Comments

A pipeline ruptured at a coal-processing plant Tuesday, sending 108,000 gallons of coal slurry into a Kanawha River tributary, about 18 miles upstream from where a large chemical spill at a different plant tainted drinking water for 300,000 people a month ago.

UAW Critics Take Differing Approaches To VW Vote

February 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the more vocal Republican critics of efforts to unionize the Volkswagen assembly plant in Tennessee are taking opposing approaches to a pending vote over United Auto Workers representation next week.        

Irwindale Spicing Up Suit Against Sriracha Plant

February 3, 2014 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Los Angeles suburb is spicing up its lawsuit against a hot-sauce manufacturer it claims polluted the air with pungent smells.                                   


EPA, Texas Reach Deal On Clean Air Plan

January 30, 2014 3:19 pm | by Terry Wallace, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal and state environmental officials said Wednesday that they've reached an agreement on portions of the Texas clean air plan that for years have been points of contention.                     

Agency Clears Way For $1B Steel Mill Construction

January 27, 2014 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission lifted a stay on an air permit for the $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant near Osceola. The stay was imposed when rival steel-maker Nucor Corp. objected to the issuance of an air permit last year by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Legislation Proposed In WV To Regulate Chemicals

January 21, 2014 9:25 am | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people.               

EPA Denies Politics Delayed Pollution Rules

January 16, 2014 3:08 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is denying Republican claims that the agency delayed formal publication of rules intended to limit carbon pollution from new power plants for political reasons.            

Taking Control Of Energy

January 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Michael Nicoloro, PE and Joan Fontaine, PE | Articles | Comments

Over the past generation, energy has been a defining issue of our economy. Fluctuations in price and availability of energy have a significant impact on corporate profitability, and the unpredictability of the energy markets are a common source of worry for corporate leaders who have to manage energy supplies.

Roaches Found At California Chicken Plant

January 9, 2014 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Work at a California chicken plant has been halted after federal inspectors found cockroaches.                                             

EU Makes Carbon Pollution More Expensive

January 8, 2014 3:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union says it is beefing up its carbon trading system to make it more expensive for utilities and other businesses to burn fossil fuels.                              

EPA: Chevron Violated Law At California Refinery

December 18, 2013 9:55 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.                

9 States Tighten Carbon Dioxide Pollution Rules

December 10, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Patrick administration has issued final amendments to a regulation it says will reduce up to 90 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution from power plants across nine New England and mid-Atlantic states during the next six years.     

Explosion Sparks Fire At Mich. Plant; No Injuries

December 6, 2013 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say an explosion sparked a fire at a western Michigan manufacturing facility and prompted an evacuation at the plant.                                   

GM Using Landfill Gas To Power Fort Wayne Plant

December 6, 2013 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Corp. is spending $11 million at its Fort Wayne truck assembly plant to create a small power plant that would use landfill gas to supply 40 percent of the factory's electricity.                 

Obama To Feds: Boost Renewable Power 20 Percent

December 5, 2013 2:53 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind power that provide thousands of jobs.

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