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Air Permit for Coal Power Plant on Navajo Land Sent Back to EPA

Air Permit for Coal Power Plant on Navajo Land Sent Back to EPA

The contested air permit for the Sithe Global Desert Rock coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico today was sent back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for additional analysis.

Appeals Court: Power Companies Can Be Sued for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Appeals Court: Power Companies Can Be Sued for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In a historic ruling, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with states and private land trusts that sued large power companies to make them curb their greenhouse gas emissions.

Secretary of State Clinton Sued Over Tar Sands Pipeline Permit

Secretary of State Clinton Sued Over Tar Sands Pipeline Permit

A tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the United States that was approved by the U.S. government last month was challenged in federal court today by four Native American and environmental groups.

EPA Again Fines Shell for Stormwater Violations in Puerto Rico

EPA Again Fines Shell for Stormwater Violations in Puerto Rico

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited Shell Chemical Yabucoa in Puerto Rico for violating the federal Clean Water Act.

Feds, Illinois Sue Midwest Generation to Stop Air Pollution

Feds, Illinois Sue Midwest Generation to Stop Air Pollution

The federal government and the State of Illinois today filed a civil lawsuit against Midwest Generation LLC, a unit of Edison International, alleging that the company violated, and continues to violate, the Clean Air Act.