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Washington limits carbon pollution from largest sources

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has adopted a new rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters. State environmental regulators on Thursday morning finalized a rule that requires large industrial emitters to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time. It would cover many industries, including power plants, oil refineries, fuel distributors, pulp and paper mills and others. Gov. Jay Inslee ...

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EPA: Oil’s price plunge could raise Keystone carbon footprint

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 – Oil prices have dropped so low that the Keystone XL pipeline could play a bigger role in the development of Canada’s oil sands and raise greenhouse gas emissions, Obama administration environmental regulators said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s comments in a letter to the State Department give weight to President Barack Obama’s view that the controversial ...

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PUC urges Philly to fix gas pipes

To replace Philadelphia’s city-owned utility’s leaking gas pipes, it will take 88 years under a project approved by the Philadelphia Public Utility Commission (PUC) in 2013. On Monday, the commission announced it has started an in-depth safety review of the plan and is putting pressure on the city to fix the old, leaking pipes. The push for the pipes to ...

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Colorado city to jump start emission control

The city of Fort Collins, Colorado, is taking the initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report in The Coloradoan. The city hopes to reduce emissions by 20 percent over the next five years. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new regulations nationwide that would reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030. Those regulations ...

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Texas, NM regulators detail concerns with EPA power plant rules

Regulators in Texas and New Mexico discussed Thursday the growing conflict between the federal and state governments. Their focus at the kick-off breakfast for the Permian Basin Petroleum Association’s annual meeting was power plant regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power generation plants by 30 percent. The target date is 2030. Christi ...

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EPA report: Methane emissions from fracking wells down 73 percent

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data which details greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions from 2013 broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. The report states: “Climate change, fueled by greenhouse gas pollution, is threatening our health, our economy, and our way of life—increasing our risks from intense ...

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Keystone XL could mean more carbon emissions than estimated, study says


By Neela Banerjee | Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON _ Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change that uses different calculations about oil consumption. Emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide became central to the Obama administration’s ...

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