Published: April 23, 2013
Tags: Alliant Energy, Clean Air Act, coal, Dairyland Power Cooperative, EPA, Madison Gas & Electric, pollution, power, Sierra Club, We Energies, Wisconsin Power & Light, Wisconsin Public Service
Wisconsin utilities have agreed to spend more than $1 billion to clean up aging coal-fired power plants under a settlement with federal regulators announced Monday.
Published: January 4, 2013
Tags: Clean Air Act, coal-fired plants, power plants
The U.S. Department of Justice says the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty and make substantial investments in pollution controls in order to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.
Published: July 20, 2012
Tags: Brett Kavanaugh, Clean Air Act, David Sentelle, Douglas Ginsburg, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a tough new clean air requirement limiting sulfur dioxide emissions.
Published: March 29, 2012
Tags: Clean Air Act, Coltec Industries, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, pollution
Two companies have agreed to pay a $280,000 civil penalty and spend $500,000 on an environmental project to resolve alleged air violations at a Wisconsin plant.
Published: September 2, 2011
Tags: Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lisa Jackson, Obama, ozone
By DINA CAPPIELLO and
JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday scrapped his administration’s controversial plans to tighten smog rules, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders. Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency — and the unanimous opinion of its independent panel of scientific advisers — [...]
Published: June 20, 2011
Tags: American Electric Power, Clean Air Act, Duke Energy, emissions, EPA, Natural Resources Defense Council, Supreme Court, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Xcel Energy
MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the courts. The ruling was [...]
Published: April 19, 2011
Tags: American Electric Power, American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, Anthony Kennedy, Cinergy, Clean Air Act, climate change, Duke Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Southern Co., Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court, Xcel Energy Inc.
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Washington (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue of global warming, a topic they suggested [...]
Published: December 3, 2010
Tags: Clean Air Act, coal, Department of Administration, Doyle, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Feyerherm, power plants, Sierra Club
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notified the state of Wisconsin this week that it was starting an investigation into 15 publically owned power plants to determine if they were violating clean air laws. The EPA sent a letter to the state Department of Administration asking for [...]
Published: July 1, 2010
Tags: Air Alliance Houston, air permits, Baytown, Clean Air Act, Exxon Mobil, Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ramit Plushnick-Masti AP Writer Houston — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially overturned a 16-year-old Texas air permitting program EPA officials say violates the Clean Air Act, leaving some of the country’s largest refineries in limbo. The move comes after years of backdoor bickering, negotiations and public arguments between the EPA and Texas. The [...]
Published: June 9, 2010
Tags: Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Obama, Small Business Environmental Conference, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court
By Jim Abrams AP Writer Washington (AP) — White House officials have raised the stakes on the Senate’s first major climate change vote of the year, threatening to veto a Republican-led effort to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying out regulations controlling greenhouse gases. White House officials, citing the environmental damage caused by the [...]
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