Fossil fuel power generation

August 14, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal says he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, a haul truck with a 250-ton capacity carries coal from the Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 08, 2017 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. It is the latest...
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July 25, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's environmental chief issued a list of directives on Tuesday he says will revitalize the federal program that cleans up hazardous waste sites. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt unveiled 42 recommendations from a Superfund Task Force he...
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July 14, 2017 - 7:31 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water — drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city — is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness. So...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:00 am
WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is heading to jail in New York for blocking traffic to protest a power plant. A town judge sentenced the 77-year-old Cromwell and two fellow protesters to a week in the Orange County Jail for civil disobedience at the construction site of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, a wind turbine overlooks the coal-fired power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European Environment Agency released a report late Sunday July 9, 2017, saying coal-fired power plants are responsible for the most water and air pollution on the European continent, with Britain among the top polluters, followed by Germany, France and Poland. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
July 10, 2017 - 7:30 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says. The European Environment Agency said in a report late Sunday that half of the plants responsible for the largest releases of air and water...
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July 10, 2017 - 3:32 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The European Union says coal-fired power plants are responsible for the most pollution on the continent, with Britain among the top polluters. The European Energy Agency says that half of the plants responsible for the largest releases of air and water pollution were in Britain with...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 29, 2014, file photo, actor James Cromwell arrives at The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is facing jail time for refusing to pay fines over his arrest at a protest at a New York power plant. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports a judge on Thursday, June 29, 2017, sentenced Cromwell to seven days in jail. Cromwell was among a group found guilty of obstructing traffic at a December 2015 sit-in at the site of a natural gas-fired power plant being built in Wawayanda. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 30, 2017 - 11:39 am
WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell has been sentenced to jail for refusing to pay fines related to his arrest at a protest at a New York power plant. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports ( http://bit.ly/2uqXq9K ) a town judge in Wawayanda on Thursday sentenced the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 29, 2014, file photo, actor James Cromwell arrives at The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is facing jail time for refusing to pay fines over his arrest at a protest at a New York power plant. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports a judge on Thursday, June 29, 2017, sentenced Cromwell to seven days in jail. Cromwell was among a group found guilty of obstructing traffic at a December 2015 sit-in at the site of a natural gas-fired power plant being built in Wawayanda. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 30, 2017 - 11:21 am
WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell has been sentenced to jail for refusing to pay fines related to his arrest at a protest at a New York power plant. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports ( http://bit.ly/2uqXq9K ) a town judge in Wawayanda on Thursday sentenced...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Indian women use bare hands to pick reusable pieces from heaps of used coal discarded by a carbon factory in Gauhati, India. The world’s biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath, File)
June 26, 2017 - 3:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. Mining data reviewed by...
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