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    PNS Daily News- February 12, 20160 


    Here's what we're following: the Clean Power Plan is being put on hold for now but wildlife advocates say that's no reason for states to stop making changes, more people are being exonerated in the United States and Albert Einstein made a prediction over a century ago, and he was right.

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Colorado's governor says the state won't back down on its efforts to reduce climate pollution, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Mohsan Dabiri-e Vaziri/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - On the heels of this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision temporarily blocking implementation of the Clean Power Plan, Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado still is committed to having the cleanest air in the nation and will continue to work to reduce emissions. The high court's move comes a ...Read More

The National Wildlife Federation says states don't need to wait for the courts to rule on the Clean Power Plan, but could be making changes now to benefit the environment. (Powder River Basin Resource Council)

BALTIMORE - While the nation waits to see if the Clean Power Plan will survive court challenges, wildlife advocates say there's no reason for states not to start complying with what it's trying to do. The U.S. Supreme Court put the brakes on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to cut carbon ...Read More

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court has stayed EPA carbon-pollution limits, observers expect Virginia's power grid to continue to move away from coal. (Sierra Club)

RICHMOND, Va. - Despite a Supreme Court ruling delaying carbon-pollution limits, observers expect the changes under way in Virginia's power grid to continue. In response to a lawsuit by coal and oil companies and states, the court stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's rules ...Read More

The BLM plans a public hearing Tuesday in Farmington on its proposed regulations for release of methane gas from wells on federal lands. (greturusangel/morguefile)

FARMINGTON, N.M. - The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public hearing in Farmington on Tuesday about proposed regulations for releasing natural gas from wells on federal lands. According to the agency, the rule is designed to reduce venting, leaking and flaring of methane to cut waste and emi ...Read More

Maine is one state that already is on the path to curbing carbon emissions and plans to continue, no matter what the courts rule about the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (hotblack/Morguefile)

BANGOR, Maine - A state leader says Maine will not back down on its work to reduce the threat of climate change. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan pending a U.S. appeals court review. However, according to Maine Attorne ...Read More

Conservation groups want Montana to rely less on coal-fired power plants such as Colstrip, even though the U.S. Supreme Court put the Clean Power Plan on hold. (Talen Energy)

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation and clean-energy groups are urging Montana to continue its path toward renewable energy despite a setback this week, when the U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan while it's in litigation. Montana is one of 27 states that sued the Environmenta ...Read More

EPA data suggests that measures to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Power Plan will provide nearly $54 billion in climate and health benefits. (erdenebayar/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The saga over the merits of the Clean Power Plan continues, with the U.S. Supreme Court staying implementation of the standards pending legal challenges. But supporters are confident the standards will ultimately be upheld. Ohio is among 27 states suing the Environmental P ...Read More

State regulators voted against allowing the injection of oil and gas wastewater into the Madison Aquifer, a future source of drinking water. (Matthew Bowden/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Aethon Energy's request for an exemption allowing them to dispose millions of barrels of oil and gas wastewater into a portion of the Madison Aquifer. The aquifer underlies Montana, Nebraska, North and ...Read More

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