Clean Air Act
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Obama Administration is poised to make a long overdue change to an important air quality standard for fine particulate matter, or soot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DENVER - An environmental group has petitioned the federal government to reduce air pollutants in eight western states.
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.
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.
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