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Clean Air Act

Nebraska utility faces Wyoming air-quality bill from new EPA haze rules

The Lincoln Electric System may be forced to spend $83 million to help reduce haze-causing emissions from a coal plant it partly owns in Wyoming.

January 19, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Pollution controls protect Montana's health

As parents, Montanans and health professionals, we want our state to have a healthy future. We want our children to get the support and care they need. We want to protect them from climate change, which is one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.

November 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: New EPA rules would cripple Wyoming coal industry

Last month saw the Obama administration announce the latest salvo in its aggressive campaign against coal and the American consumer in the form of overly stringent emission standards on new coal-fired power plants from the Environmental Protection Agency.

October 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State to weigh in on EPA rule for power plants—but already has strict law

HELENA — Montana’s top environmental official said Tuesday the state will weigh in on proposed greenhouse gas emission rules for new coal-fired power plants – but noted that Montana has a law that already imposes strict standards.

September 24, 2013 5:01 pmLoading…

EPA levies $2.5M penalty against U.S. cement maker

BOISE, Idaho — The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.

June 19, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana PSC sides with polluters, against public health

The recent action by the Montana Public Service Commission to oppose standards for carbon pollution from power plants is the wrong prescription for better health.

May 29, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
West Virginia joins Montana, Kansas in fight over EPA greenhouse gas rules

West Virginia joins Montana, Kansas in fight over EPA greenhouse gas rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's governor and attorney general are joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal environmental rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

May 24, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…
Colstrip power plant sued over pollution controls

Colstrip power plant sued over pollution controls

Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of Montana's massive Colstrip coal-fired power plant, seeking to force the installation of more pollution controls at the decades-old facility.

March 06, 2013 6:26 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. should reduce soot for better health

The Obama Administration is poised to make a long overdue change to an important air quality standard for fine particulate matter, or soot.

December 08, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
EPA fines Sinclair $378,000 for air violations

EPA fines Sinclair $378,000 for air violations

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Sinclair Oil has agreed to pay a $378,000 fine for violating the Clean Air Act at its refinery in south-central Wyoming.

October 11, 2012 12:08 pmLoading…

Kinder Morgan to pay $316,000 over 2 Wyoming plants

CASPER — Federal regulators say Kinder Morgan Upstream LLC has agreed to pay $316,000 for violating risk management plan provisions at its natural gas plants in Casper and Douglas, Wyo.

September 20, 2012 4:23 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Soot standard would improve our air, save lives

Most of us don’t need to look far to find someone we know and love who has lung disease. Perhaps it’s a grandmother with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or a child with asthma.

August 17, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Environmentalists to sue Colstrip over pollution

Environmentalists filed notice Wednesday that they plan to sue the six companies that co-own Eastern Montana's Colstrip power plant over alleged pollution violations.

July 25, 2012 12:27 pmLoading…

EPA proposal accelerates Wyoming coal-fired power plant pollution reduction

LANDER, Wyo. — A federal proposal to accelerate the reduction of air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Wyoming has drawn strong opinions from both sides of the issue.

May 28, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Power producers say EPA rules will cost consumers

HELENA — Power companies told state regulators Tuesday that new federal pollution rules for coal-fired power plants are sure to raise electricity rates for Montana consumers, as utilities will ask to pass the costs of compliance on to ratepayers.

December 06, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Obama fails to lead nation on needed energy policy

President Barack Obama will soon discover it’s hard to run against a “do-nothing” Congress when you are a “support-nothing” president. The president regularly says that he’s open to Republican ideas — but our calls, letters and proposals continue to go unanswered.

November 16, 2011 12:05 am Related Loading…
Lung association's coughing baby carriage in Billings today

Lung association's coughing baby carriage in Billings today

The American Lung Association will have its coughing baby carriage in town today at 10 a.m. near the Good Earth Market to stand up for the Clean Air Act.

November 03, 2011 9:05 am Video Loading…
Group petitions EPA over air in 8 western states

Group petitions EPA over air in 8 western states

DENVER - An environmental group has petitioned the federal government to reduce air pollutants in eight western states.

November 02, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Report: EPA cut corners on climate finding

The Obama administration cut corners before concluding that climate-change pollution can endanger human health, a key finding underpinning costly new regulations, an internal government watchdog said Wednesday.

September 28, 2011 12:59 pmLoading…
Former nurse says Protecting Affordable Care Act should be public health employees' priority

Former nurse says Protecting Affordable Care Act should be public health employees' priority

Today's health-care system is complex. So, it stands to reason that the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is equally perplexing, said Pam Aaltonen, a former public-health nurse.

September 13, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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