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Judge dismisses lawsuit against TVA over coal plant closing

February 10. 2015 – by Dave Flessner in the Times Free Press A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the coal industry against the Tennessee Valley Authority that tried to block TVA’s plans to shut down two of … Continue reading






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Who You Gonna Believe About Smog’s Health Hazards, the Oil Lobby or Doctors & Scientists?

January 29, 2015-By John Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council An oil industry lobbying group just released a paper that inadvertently reveals the bankruptcy of Big Oil’s attacks on the health basis for more protective national standards for … Continue reading






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New Congress Prepares to Take Away Your Right to Clean, Safe Air

January 13, 2015-by John Walke, Air Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on legislation that would take away Americans’ longstanding right to clean, safe air based … Continue reading






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EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Comes to Agreement on Ozone Standard Recommendation

June 4, 2014 – by Gretchen Goldman, analyst. Center for Science and Democracy Today the EPA’s chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) agreed on a recommendation to Administrator McCarthy regarding an update to the ambient air pollution standard for … Continue reading






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Correspondence reveals deceit of Evansville’s supposed environmental protection regime

November 17, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yesterday we complained that Evansville’s air quality was unhealthy but that the monitor which is supposed to verify particulate air quality was conveniently out of service, supposedly for preventative maintenance. Shortly, after our … 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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Politics and Clean Air-New York Times Editorial

November 21, 2011-Editorial in the New York Times President Obama’s decision in September to scuttle stricter national standards for smog may well go down as the worst environmental decision of his administration — unless, of course, even more damaging retreats lie ahead. … Continue reading






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