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air pollution


EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient air”—a foundational concept under the Clean Air Act that applies to all types of air…


Utility Group Under Congressional Investigation Will Disband

A utility industry coalition that has often challenged stricter air pollution and climate rules for power generation said it will dissolve. The Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG), which has been…


The Big Picture: Energy Transitions [INFOGRAPHIC]

An energy transition is underway across the world. Market upheaval, defining events, and recent policy changes have accelerated a shift away from coal toward renewables. Here is how this transformation…


Beijing’s Last Coal Power Plant Ceases Operation, Air Pollution Still a Concern

Beijing, China—a city known for its dreadful air pollution—no longer has any large coal-fired power plants adding to the problem. The Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant’s final unit suspended operations…


Court Orders EPA to Evaluate Coal Industry Job Losses Related to Air Pollution Rules

A federal court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to file a plan and schedule to evaluate the consequences of its air pollution rules on jobs, finding for a…