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Simran Sethi On Huffington Post

Simran Sethi On Huffington Post

Everybody’s favorite green host, Simran Sethi, is making the rounds on the Huffington Post, offering her journalistic skills in an effort to shine the light on a very important Government decision regarding the future of Kansas’ environment. Simran Sethi has hosted Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN [www.sundance.tv] in the past. Her other major contribution to Sundance…

Kentucky Utilities Must Spend $140M on Clean Air Settlement

Kentucky Utilities Must Spend $140M on Clean Air Settlement

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, February 3, 2009 (ENS) – Back in 1997, Kentucky Utilities modified the largest coal-fired electrical generating unit at its E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County, Kentucky without installing required pollution control equipment or complying with applicable emission limits. These alleged violations of the Clean Air Act allowed the company to increase the…

Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

Waste Spills From a Second TVA Coal-Fired Power Plant

STEVENSON, Alabama, January 9, 2009 (ENS) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has had a second waste spill in three weeks at one of its coal-fired power plants. A 10,000 gallon leak of process water from the gypsum pond at the Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Stevenson, Alabama was discovered just before dawn this morning. TVA…

Tennessee Governor Gets Tough After TVA Coal Ash Spill

Tennessee Governor Gets Tough After TVA Coal Ash Spill

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Phil Bredesen has told the Tennessee Valley Authority that after the coal ash spill at its Kingston Fossil power plant state officials will not allow the federal agency to continue to inspect itself. “We will be looking over their shoulders,” the governor said. “I have asked the…

EPA Abandons Attempts to Change Clean Air Rules

EPA Abandons Attempts to Change Clean Air Rules

WASHINGTON, DC, December 11, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration has dropped plans to adopt two Clean Air Act rules that would have allowed power plants and other polluters to increase smog and soot pollution. The first rule concerned the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review program. It would have allowed coal-fired power plants to…

U.S. Military Finds Greener Ways to Operate

U.S. Military Finds Greener Ways to Operate

WASHINGTON, DC, November 11, 2008 (ENS) – The Army has established a new Energy and Partnership Office to conserve energy and reduce the Army’s dependence on the civilian power grid. One goal is to provide energy security to Army installations so that they can provide power to the most critical operations, even if the civilian…

Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

Gore Warns of Sub-Prime Carbon Catastrophe

NEW YORK, New York, September 27, 2008 (ENS) – “I believe we’ve reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction [applause] of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Al Gore declared at the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting this week…

Kansas Governor's Third Coal Plant Veto Sustained

Kansas Governor's Third Coal Plant Veto Sustained

TOPEKA, Kansas, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas will not have two new coal-fired power plants at Holcomb in the western part of the state. Late Thursday night, the Kansas House narrowly sustained the third veto of a bill to allow the plants by Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat. The vote in the House was…

Greenhouse Gas Cuts Easy on American Wallets: Analysis

Greenhouse Gas Cuts Easy on American Wallets: Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The overall cost of capping greenhouse gases for the average American family will amount to less than one percent of household budgets over the next two decades, finds a new analysis released Monday by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund. The anticipated cost to the U.S. economy of reducing…

Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

Kansas Governor Vetoes Second Coal-Fired Power Bill

TOPEKA, Kansas, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, today again vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants in western Kansas. The measure, SB 148, supported mainly by Republicans, passed without a veto-proof majority of…

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lower in 2006

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lower in 2006

WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – Overall, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 1.1 percent lower during 2006 than the previous year, according to the latest annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released today. Emitted by the burning of the fossil fuels coal, oil and gas for power, manufacturing and transportation, greenhouse gases…

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

Kansas Governor Rejects Two Coal-Fired Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius today vetoed legislation that would have overturned a decision of her administration to deny an permit application to build two new coal-fired power plants because of the greenhouse gases they would have produced. The measure passed without a veto-proof majority of state legislators. Last…

U.S. Power Plant Carbon Emissions Zoom in 2007

U.S. Power Plant Carbon Emissions Zoom in 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – The biggest single year increase in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants in nine years occurred in 2007, finds a new analysis by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Integrity Project. The finding of a 2.9 percent rise in carbon dioxide emissions over 2006 is based on an analysis…

Kansans Rallied to Resist Coal-Burning Power Plants

Kansans Rallied to Resist Coal-Burning Power Plants

TOPEKA, Kansas, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of groups and individuals gathered at the Kansas State Capitol Tuesday to show support for Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ expected veto of an energy bill that would permit two coal-fired power plants to be built in western Kansas. The bill last week passed both the state House…

Nationalwide Ban on New Power Plants Without CO2 Controls Proposed

Nationalwide Ban on New Power Plants Without CO2 Controls Proposed

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – Two powerful House Democrats Tuesday introduced legislation that would require new coal-fired electric generating plants to use state-of-the-art control technology to capture and sequester emissions of carbon dioxide, CO2, the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Congressman Henry Waxman of California, who chairs the House Government Oversight…

Feds Halt Financing for New Rural Coal Plants

Feds Halt Financing for New Rural Coal Plants

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – The federal government is suspending its loan program for new coal plants in rural communities. The Rural Utility Service announced today that due in part to uncertainty over litigation, it will not fund new coal plants in 2008 and 2009. A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,…

Pennsylvania Invests $20 Million in Community Recycling

Pennsylvania Invests $20 Million in Community Recycling

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, December 24, 2007 (ENS) – Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says the state will spend $20 million to support new and expanded recycling programs benefiting 10 million people in 134 communities across the state. Counties, cities and townships will purchase recycling containers, establish a drop-off recycling programs, yard waste collection and composting, and augment…

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near…