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NY's bad move on fracking 20.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
"I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said this week as he cited health-related reasons for recommending New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ban hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to develop natural gas resources in the state. New York's environmental conservation commissioner joined in with the recommendation, which the governor quickly accepted.
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Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future 20.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes ...
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New EPA standards label toxic coal ash non-hazardous 20.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental groups sued the EPA to designate coal as a hazardous waste, which would require strict rules for its care. Instead, the agency will treat it like regular household garbage.
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EPA issues rules for the 1st time on coal ash, yet environmental groups unhappy with them 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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A look at 3 of the largest coal ash spills in the US 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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First federal standards on power plant coal ash treat it like garbage; avoid 'hazardous' label 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Feds announce first regulations for toxic coal ash 20.12.2014 LA Times: Environment
Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.
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EPA Unveils Coal Ash Rules 20.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Electric utilities will probably have to shut down some pools containing waste ash from coal-fired power plants under new rules released by federal regulators.
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New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous 20.12.2014 NPR News
Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.
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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
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UK energy auction boosts coal and nuclear power generation 19.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Government wanted new gas-fired power stations to be built but 68% of the capacity is to be provided by existing power stations

Consumers will need to stump an extra £1bn a year in 2018 to encourage power stations to stay open and keep the lights on, the government confirmed on Friday.

A “capacity market” auction undertaken this week by National Grid has ended with a price of £19.40 per kilowatt (kW) being agreed as a subsidy.

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EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage 19.12.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material....
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Coal mine neighbors call traffic a hazard 19.12.2014 Durango Herald
Semitrailers hauling coal are raising safety concerns for county residents in the Hay Gulch area.About 112 trucks come and go every day from the King II Coal Mine, 21 miles west of Durango, and many neighbors have seen drivers speeding and driving aggressively.Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua Energy operates the mine, and the firm...
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Utilities, railroads guardedly optimistic about coal deliveries 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
They worry that if weather turns harsh this winter, the rail system could be overtaxed
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Allete Clean Energy acquires Iowa wind farm 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The affiliate of Duluth-based Minnesota Power now owns four wind farms in the U.S.
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As winter hits, utilities, railroads guardedly optimistic about coal deliveries 19.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
They worry that if weather turns harsh, rail system could be overtaxed
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Electric Utilities Brace for New EPA Rules 19.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, due Friday, are aimed at the storage of millions of tons of waste ash produced by coal-fired power plants around the country.
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White House Proposes Vetting Projects for Climate Change 19.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The White House is calling on federal agencies to consider the climate-change impact of a wide range of energy projects that require government approval.
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EPA expected to issue new regulations for the disposal of coal ash 19.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Friday’s announcement will provide the first controls for the handling and storage of the toxic waste left behind at coal-burning power plants

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