Environmentalists had hoped the proposal would shutter hundreds of coal-fired power plants. Republican critics painted it as a war on coal, with a major economic impact on local economies. Neither side got exactly what they wanted.
The EPA on Monday will roll out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming.
Mars, Inc., in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the electricity needs of Mars' U.S. operations, which is comprised of 70 sites.
From wastewater treatment to farming and advanced manufacturing, a wide swath of the state's economy is particularly sensitive to any changes in water quality or abundance.
According to a new poll conducted on behalf of the National Mining Association, more than 75% of Americans are concerned that new EPA regulations - specifically targetting coal power plants.
A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.
The fines are for three citations issued after 108,000 gallons of slurry spilled Feb. 11 from Patriot Coal's Kanawha Eagle preparation plant.
Organizations are realizing that sustainability initiatives alone can’t drive profitability. They’re finding that energy management efforts must be combined with efficient operations to effectively drive long-term financial growth.
A company that manufactures titanium jet parts faces a record $14 million fine for illegally making and disposing of a cancer-causing chemical in Pennsylvania.
The EPA allegations are the latest under the Obama administration to question the effective independence of the government's inspectors general, who ostensibly operate on their own to investigate wrongdoing inside federal agencies.
The Supreme Court has given the Environmental Protection Agency an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing for unlimited fines against persistent polluters.
Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety (EHS) function. Our sister publication Chem.Info sat down with experts to talk about the challenges of EHS programs and potential solutions.
A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.
The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.
The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.
Coyne College is a Chicago-based trade school that’s been teaching HVAC and other vocations for more than 110 years. Student services, from tutoring and career development to job placement assistance, are structured to enhance career preparation by addressing each student’s unique needs.
Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.
To better protect the rivers from runoff, the city began building a network of combined sewer overflow basins. The basins play a major role in protecting the surrounding watersheds, and the people and wildlife living there.
The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination.
A large manufacturer of nitrogen-based fertilizers has reached a deal with federal regulators to reduce ozone-causing emissions from plants in four states.
A coal terminal south of New Orleans has been polluting the Mississippi River for years and continues to do so daily, three environmental groups claim in a federal lawsuit.
New air sampling data from southeastern New Mexico's troubled nuclear waste dump indicates there has been another small radiation release.
A Detroit-area steel plant would be allowed to release higher amounts of toxins under a revised permit proposed by the state Department of Environmental Quality.
Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals to seep into the Elk River on Jan. 9. Freedom Industries, which owned the plant that leaked the chemicals, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday.