25 Mar '12, 12pm

From Tennessee, a Ray of Clarity Breaks Through Political Smog: Why it takes centrists to reduce air pollution.

March 25, 2012 at 8:39AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Ideologues and agenda-driven special interests have spent the better part of three years accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of stomping across the land in search of jobs to destroy. One of the objects of such ire has been what aficionados call "Utility MACT:" the rule, finalized late last year, that limits emissions of mercury, acid gases, and other hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil-fired power plants. MACT is an acronym for "maximum achievable control technologies," a standard set in the Clean Air Act for curbing emissions of mercury and 187 other hazardous air pollutants listed in the law. Which gets to a salient point that Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, made at a March 20 hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's clean air and nuclear safety subcommittee. EPA adopt...

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/blogs/rep...

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NY Times: Political & Construction Hurdles for Malaysia Rare Earths Plant #StopLynas

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loyarburok.com 26 Mar '12, 1am

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epa.gov 27 Mar '12, 3pm

EPA is proposing to take common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. EPA’s...