pollution control equipment

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…

Illinois Cement Plant Forced to Cut Air Pollution

Illinois Cement Plant Forced to Cut Air Pollution

CHICAGO, Illinois, September 9, 2008 (ENS) – In the first settlement secured by the federal government in its enforcement of the Clean Air Act to reduce air emissions from Portland cement plants, two companies that own and operate a cement plant near Dixon, Illinois will pay an $800,000 civil penalty and install pollution controls. The…

Polluting California Cement Plant Installs Cleaner Kiln

Polluting California Cement Plant Installs Cleaner Kiln

LOS ANGELES, California, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – A cement plant that is one of the largest sources of smog-forming nitrogen oxides in California will replace polluting equipment with a state of the art kiln to reduce these emissions. Under the terms of a $394,000 settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the TXI…

Ocean Ranger Cruise Ship Bill Introduced in California

Ocean Ranger Cruise Ship Bill Introduced in California

SACRAMENTO, California, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – Every cruise ship transiting California waters would carry an Ocean Ranger aboard to oversee wastewater discharge practices and the maintenance and operation of pollution control equipment if a bill introduced in the state Senate Friday becomes law. Senator Joe Simitian, a Democrat, introduced the bill to protect California…

New Jersey Sues Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

New Jersey Sues Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

Air pollution knows no borders (Photo credit unknown) TRENTON, New Jersey, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – Because air pollution recognizes no borders, the state of New Jersey today filed suit against the owner of a coal-fired power plant across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. Alleging that Reliant Energy MidAtlantic Power Holdings modified its coal-fired Portland…