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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 (EPA)
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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(Photo by Flickr User uscpsc)
(Photo by Flickr User uscpsc)
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Are there Toxic Chemicals in Your Baby’s Crib?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating risk assessments on 20 flame retardants and three other chemicals found in everyday consumer products. New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator is urging the EPA to conduct further evaluations of chemicals found in household products like children’s cribs.

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Shrewsbury River
Shrewsbury River (Flickr User DanCentury)
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Are NJ Rivers and Streams Clean or Polluted? [AUDIO]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out with a new report that says more than half of the nation's river and stream miles are in poor condition, with high levels of pollution and bacteria.

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