air pollution

Obama administration sets stricter smog standard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and…
US Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their …
More Stats Than Facts in Power Plant Debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.
Obama Plan Might Help Boost Climate Talks
BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama's proposal to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions might improve the chances of completing a global climate treaty but is unlikely to defuse demands by China, India and others for Americans to do more.
Big Power Plant Pollution Cut Are Ordered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long af…
Obama Carbon Rule Gives States More Time to Comply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after …

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