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Reactionary response to carbon rule is misguided

June 6. 2014 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor “Every means at our disposal” is the way that Indiana Governor, Mike Pence asserts he will fight regulations proposed on June 2 by the USEPA designed to turn the corner on … Continue reading






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USA finally takes some action on Climate Change

June 2, 2014 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor June 2, 2014 will certainly go down in history as a potential turning point in the way humanity deals with the whole crisis of climate change and global warming. Today, EPA finally … Continue reading






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CountryMark Refining and Logistics, LLC to Install $18 Million in Pollution Controls to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Indiana Refinery

February 28, 2013-US EPA Press Release WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC has agreed to pay a $167,000 civil penalty, perform environmental projects totaling more than … Continue reading






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EPA proposes new fine particle Annual Standard. Still unclear what that will mean to SW Indiana.

June 15, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor EPA proposed a strengthening of the annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particles, which depending on exactly how the rule is interpreted, could force much of the Ohio Valley, including southwest … Continue reading






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SABIC Agrees to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution from Leaking Equipment to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations in Indiana and Alabama

May 31, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. US EPA today fined Sabic Innovative Plastics in Mount Vernon, IN nearly $1 million for failing to adequately monitor and maintain leaky valves and pipes. The settlement also impacts the Sabic facility in … Continue reading






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Community Groups File Lawsuit for Federal Coal Ash Protections

April 5, 2012-by Jared Saylor, Earthjustice Environmental and public health groups will file a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete its rulemaking process and finalize public health safeguards against … Continue reading






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The EPA: the Tea Party’s next target House Republicans aim to defund the Environmental Protection Agency, rolling back 40 years’ progress on clean air and water

August 4, 2011-by Diane Roberts in the UK Guardian You’d think Congress would be too busy wrecking the economy to attack the environment. Yet, in the midst of a packed schedule snapping at President Obama’s heels and lunging for each … Continue reading






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EPA caves to industry again delaying a new health standard for ozone

July 26, 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. In another disappointment for American health advocates, the Obama Administration has again delayed finalizing a new more protective standard for ozone in ambient air. Ironically, EPA has posted yet another Ozone Alert for … Continue reading






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Valley Watch responds to EPA Air Toxics proposal

March 16, 2011-Press Release from Valley Watch regarding EPA’s proposal to reduce toxic emissions from power plants. Valley Watch is pleased that EPA has finally proposed concrete rules to control toxic air pollution from coal fired power plants. “Required by … Continue reading






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Kentucky Senate bashes EPA on mine regulations

February 17, 2011-By Jim Bruggers in the Louisville Courier Journal. FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council, told both committees that he understood lawmakers’ frustration with the EPA. But he noted widespread pollution in eastern Kentucky and said EPA was … Continue reading






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