Air pollution

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
February 28, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief. Senators voted 52-47 to...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, the Milton R. Young Station lignite coal-fired power plant near Center, N.D., glows as dusk blankets the North Dakota prairie landscape. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, it will retain the standard for sulfur dioxide pollution established in 2010 under President Barack Obama. Sulfur dioxide comes from burning coal to produce electricity and from other industrial sources. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
February 26, 2019 - 6:26 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators on Tuesday announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher rule. The move keeps in place a threshold for sulfur dioxide...
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February 21, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power. The $1...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file picture shows the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. Commodities giant Glencore says it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler, file)
February 20, 2019 - 10:33 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. The move is a sharp reversal for a company that has long championed the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and which...
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FILE - This June 3, 2014, file photo shows a panoramic view of the Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro Ky. President Donald Trump's vow to save the coal industry will be tested this week when a utility board he appoints weighs whether to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign donors. An environmental assessment by the Tennessee Valley Authority recommends shuttering the remaining coal-fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County. The board could vote on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)
February 14, 2019 - 6:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard. The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the Senate say they welcome Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to force them into difficult votes on the Green New Deal. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Thursday that Republicans think they will embarrass Democrats, who are split on the climate change resolution from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg answers an question during an interview with The Associated Press in Orlando, Fla. Bloomberg measures his progress on climate change in metric tons. His political party, it seems, prefers big ideas. Many Democratic presidential contenders embraced the “Green New Deal” immediately after it was released last week. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but the billionaire philanthropist says the one person he thinks should see it most — President Donald Trump — likely never will because "it won't be running on Fox." "The...
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FI LE - In this June 17, 2018, file photo, man fishes from the Battery City Park esplanade as temperature edge near 90 degrees in New York. The weather in New York City in a few decades will feel like how Arkansas is now. Chicago will seem like Kansas City and San Francisco will get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
February 12, 2019 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds. In 2080, North Carolina's capital,...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., talks during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Castor says she is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 09, 2019 - 8:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet. Castor, who chairs the new panel,...
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People march during a climate change protest in Leuven, Belgium, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A Belgian Environment Minister has been forced to resign after saying she had state security confirmation that massive climate demonstrations in recent weeks were staged as a plot against her. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 07, 2019 - 9:26 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on student climate protests (all times local): 3:20 p.m. More than 10,000 teenagers in Belgium have skipped school for the fifth Thursday in a row and demonstrated in several cities in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the...
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