First there’s a hissing sound as a gate opens to expose the glowing orange inferno burning within the maw of the Kosmos Cement kiln.
The state Assembly has passed two bills that would scale back sections of Wisconsin’s air pollution regulations.
We’ll be upfront about our concern with a bill removing the requirement the Department of Natural Resources publish notices on air and water quality permits in local newspapers.
Published: July 7, 2011
Tags: air quality, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lisa Jackson, pollution, power plants, smokestack, Steve Miller, sulfur dioxide
By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states — including Wisconsin — that contribute to unhealthy air downwind. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced on Thursday a plan to reduce smokestack pollution causing smog and soot in downwind states — where [...]
By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — An energy supplier in northern Michigan can go ahead with plans to build a coal-burning power plant. The state Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday that it has approved Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative Inc.’s permit to construct the 600-megawatt, coal-fired steam electric power plant near Rogers City [...]
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new report finds a pilot sustainability program helped small and medium Wisconsin manufacturers realize financial savings as well as environmental benefits. The state Profitable Sustainability Initiative was launched last year with a $1.75 million stimulus-funded grant awarded by the administration of then-Gov. Jim Doyle. The grant enabled the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension [...]
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
By 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 [...]
By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate has voted to lift restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from coal production that critics say prevented both construction of new coal plants in the state, and purchase of energy from new coal plants in neighboring states. The Senate voted 42-18 in favor lifting the [...]
Published: January 3, 2011
Tags: air management, Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin, Case IH, Cathy Stepp, Deere & Co., Department of Natural Resources, diesel, DNR, emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, John Mielke, Kubsh, Lawent, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association, Scott Manley, Sierra Club, Tier 4 standards, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
By Joe Lanane A shared skepticism between industry representatives and the state Department of Natural Resources’ new secretary might kill the agency’s proposed diesel emission rule. “We want to be careful to make sure Wisconsin is not all of a sudden a regulatory island,” DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp said. “If things are going smoothly, it [...]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based battery maker and several environmental groups say they have reached a consensus on emissions from its battery recycling plant in South Carolina. Johnson Controls Inc. said in a news release on Tuesday that it worked with the Coastal Conservation League and the League of Women Voters of South Carolina [...]