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Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., an opponent of stricter smog standards, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in July.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., an opponent of stricter smog standards, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in July. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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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 the energy industry.

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Hyundai vehicles on a dealer lot. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Hyundai-Kia to pay US $100M for overstating gas mileage

DETROIT (AP) -- Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage claims on about one-third of their models.

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New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US
New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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NJ Environmentalists Praise Obama Plan to Curb Pollutants [AUDIO]

New Jersey environmentalists are applauding a plan by the Obama administration to curb pollutants blamed for global warming by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years.

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The coal-fired Plant Scherer is shown in operation early Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Juliette, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
The coal-fired Plant Scherer is shown in operation early Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Juliette, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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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 after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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A 2013 file photo smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. T (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
A 2013 file photo smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. T (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
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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 President Barack Obama leaves office.

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Environmental Protection Agency (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Judge: EPA May Have Tried to Skirt Disclosure Law

A federal judge says the Environmental Protection Agency's use of personal email accounts may have been aimed at skirting public disclosure requirements.

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Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site (Environmental Protection Agency)
Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site (Environmental Protection Agency)
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Lawsuit Filed Over Raritan Bay Superfund Site

A company blamed for lead pollution at a site along the Raritan Bay says in a lawsuit it is being unfairly targeted and that others should share the cost of the cleanup.

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NJ Congressman Frank Pallone (Facebook)
NJ Congressman Frank Pallone (Facebook)
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EPA Plans to Clean Up Raritan Bay Site

Plans have been finalized to clean up a toxic waste site on Raritan Bay.

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Flickr User KNOW MALTA by Peter Grima
Flickr User KNOW MALTA by Peter Grima
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Scientists Wrestle With Decline In Honey Bee Population [AUDIO]

There's real concern about the continuing decline in honey bee colonies.

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EPA to Propose Rule Cleaning Up Vehicle Emissions

The Obama administration will unveil a proposal Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, a step that will result in cleaner air across the U.S. But refiners claim it will raise the price of gasoline at the pump.

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