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FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

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Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year.

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Vacationers poisoned – EPA looks at pesticide as cause of illness at resort

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three members of a Delaware family remained hospitalized Tuesday as federal officials continued to investigate their exposure to a toxic chemical during a vacation at a Virgin Islands resort.

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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-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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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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