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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage than a hazardous material.

December 19, 2014 1:55 pmLoading…
EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

Coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant is shown after the dyke at left broke on Dec. 22, 2008. An EPA ruling Friday avoided a “hazardous” classification for the waste.

December 19, 2014 1:55 pmLoading…
Will voters and falling prices derail fracking?

Will voters and falling prices derail fracking?

Key stable energy: Don't limit supply by placing artificial constraints on production.

December 17, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Gas prices are down. Let’s investigate!

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose, Calif., Mercury News on Monday, Dec. 8

December 10, 2014 6:04 amLoading…
Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to cost industries billions of dollars.

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