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  • Coal States' Governors Attack President's Climate Plan

    "I am extremely disappointed and frustrated by the huge changes the EPA made from the proposed rule. What is being proposed for Kentucky is disastrous – disastrous for our declining coal economy and equally disastrous for our very important manufacturing economy," Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said.

  • ISO Greenhouse Gas Standard Reaches Voting Stage

    "The key areas of focus for ISO 14064-1 will be accounting for indirect greenhouse gas emissions and the linkage between that and renewable energy, which is a very challenging area," said Tom Baumann, chair of the ISO TC 207/SC7 committee that undertook the revision.

  • EPA Moving to Regulate Aircraft Emissions

    The items EPA issued June 10 "lay the necessary foundation for the development and implementation of a domestic aircraft standard, in accordance with U.S. law and the ICAO process," according to the agency's announcement.

  • Stricter Ozone Standards Could Pose Challenges for Scientific Measurements and Models

    With the EPA proposing to lower the primary ozone standard from 75 ppb to 70 or 65 ppb, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the NOAA have created a commentary on how the new standard could make research more difficult for air quality managers at both local and state levels.

  • Study Finds Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Autism

    Exposure to the pollution caused by such things as car exhaust and coal-fired power plants may be associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a University of Pittsburgh study has found.

  • Report: Southern California's Air Some of the Worst in U.S.

    Despite progress, Southern California's air remains home to some of the worst air in the United States, the American Lung Association said Tuesday in its annual State of the Air report.

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