EPA Rules to Limit Power Plant Pollution Pushed Back

According to Reuters, the Environmental Protection Agency won’t meet its deadline for its greenhouse emissions standards for power plants.  Originally, the rules were supposed to be released on September 30. “Greenhouse gases for power plants is first on the docket,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said on the sidelines of an event in San Francisco. “Although […]

Obama Administration Withdraws Draft to Strengthen Ozone Standards

As Louisville suffers a string of bad air quality days due to high ozone levels, the Obama Administration has announced that it’s withdrawing a proposal to strengthen the nation’s ozone standard. President Barack Obama has asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw a draft proposal that would tighten the Ozone National Ambient Air […]

The EPA’s Tour of Eastern Kentucky

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency will be in eastern Kentucky Thursday and Friday, and I’ll be following them on their tour and reporting back. The group includes Gwen Keyes Fleming, the regional administrator, and Lisa Garcia, who is EPA head Lisa Jackson‘s senior advisor for environmental justice. These officials and others from the Region […]

NYT Editorial Criticizes Power Company for Opposition to Clean Air Rules

The New York Times’ editorial yesterday took power giant American Electric Power to task for its opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed air standards. AEP has been contradicting itself lately, telling the public that the eventual closing of two dozen power plants will result in major job losses, even while the company tells investors […]

EPA Chief Says New Air Standards Will Improve Health

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency faced the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today to discuss the EPA’s  proposed air rules.  Lisa Jackson also talked about the new air standards’ impact on public health. In March, after a 20-year political and legal battle, the EPA proposed its first-ever national standards for regulating […]