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US sending dirty coal abroad

US sending dirty coal abroad

As the U.S. reduces its own carbon pollution, it is exporting more of it abroad.

July 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the W…

July 28, 2014 2:52 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo show Boardman Coal Plant technician Paz Barratta as he operated the control room in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global war…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows Boardman Coal Plant manager Tom Myers, in Boardman, Ore., as he demonstrates the operation of the coal crushers. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020 and the end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollutio…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows coal supplies at the Boardman Coal Plant in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020 and the end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to …

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014 photo shows Boardman Coal Plant's wastewater lake in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020 and the end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows Boardman Coal Plant coal train cars in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo show the Boardman Coal Plant's fire department. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for global ener…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows the Boardman Coal Plant that is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for global energy conglomerate Amber E…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo shows Boardman Coal Plant manager Tom Myers, as he stands in front of the plant's flue-gas stack in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blame…

July 28, 2014 12:21 pmLoading…

Tucson air quality at unhealthful levels due to wind

Pima County’s air quality has reached unhealthful levels, thanks to high winds and blowing dust.

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US tightens air-quality rule for soot emissions

WASHINGTON - In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution.

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ADEQ head to EPA: Let state 'figure out' air quality issues

PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency and Arizona have a common goal of following the Clean Air Act, but federal officials should recognize the "unique environment" here as they evaluate plans, a state official contends.

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Ariz. proposes issuing air permit for Rosemont Mine

State regulators are taking over the Rosemont Mine air quality permit from Pima County, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced today.

August 03, 2012 1:11 pmLoading…
Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

The site of a proposed Oracle Ridge copper mine is on the north side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, between Mount Lemmon and the town of Oracle.

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Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

Oracle mine may get DEQ approval

Pima County's environmental chief, who denied an air-quality permit for the Rosemont Mine last year, plans to approve one for a much smaller copper mine slated for the back side of the Catalina Mountains.

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Air quality advisory issued for Tucson

Another air quality advisory was issued today by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality because of the elevated levels of smoke and ground-level ozone.

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Air-quality hearing is May 31 for planned Marana landfill

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, on the request for an air-quality permit for DKL Holdings Inc., Marana Regional Landfill.

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Hearing set on air permit for Pima County landfill

Pima County Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, on the request for an air-quality permit for the DKL Holdings Inc., Marana Regional Landfill.

May 26, 2012 12:03 pmLoading…

Phoenix won't face stricter ozone rules

PHOENIX - Federal authorities say Maricopa County exceeds the new federal limit on ozone pollution. However, the county is close enough to complying that it won't be required to impose stricter rules on motorists or industries.

May 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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