Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Court: EPA Can Stop Some Power Plant Modifications"

"TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn't properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act."

Source: AP, 03/29/2013

Obama Admin Moves Ahead With Sweeping Rules Requiring Cleaner Gasoline

"The Environmental Protection Agency will move ahead Friday with a rule requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, amounting to one of President Obama’s most significant air pollution initiatives, according to people briefed on the decision."

Source: Wash Post, 03/29/2013

"Coming Soon: U.S. Tier 3 Emissions and Fuel Standards"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- Sometime before the end of March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose new national vehicle emissions and fuel standards by updating a program called Tier 3. Updated Tier 3 standards would cut smog and soot, among other pollutants, by establishing new standards for light-duty vehicles and their fuels to reduce emissions of the most toxic pollutants."

Source: ENS, 03/25/2013

Cuts Undermine Environment Canada’s Mandate To Enforce Clean Air Regs

"OTTAWA — The Harper government’s budget cuts to scientific research at Environment Canada have compromised the department’s capacity to crack down on cancer-linked pollution and its mandate to enforce clean air regulations, say enforcement officers in a collection of internal emails obtained by Postmedia News."

Source: Postmedia, 03/18/2013

"EPA Likely To Delay Climate Rules for New Power Plants"

"The Obama administration is leaning toward revising its landmark proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants, according to several individuals briefed on the matter, a move that would delay tougher restrictions and could anger many environmentalists."

Source: Wash Post, 03/18/2013


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