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    PNS Daily News - August 4, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

Energy Policy

PHOTO: The Obama administration has finalized the first federal limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, a move being hailed by conservationists  and criticized by Kentucky's governor. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Obama administration has finalized the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, setting a goal of cutting emissions by 32 percent by 2030. Governor Steve Beshear is calling the EPA Clean Power Plan "disastrous" for Kentucky's economy, but conservat ...Read More

PHOTO: Clean energy advocates say the Obama administration's crackdown on carbon pollution will lead to more solar projects across Virigina, like the one pictured here in Harrisonburg in Rockingham County. Photo courtesy Secure Futures.

STAUNTON, Va. – Reaction to the first-ever national limit on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, proposed by the Obama administration on Monday, has been mixed. Matt Ruscio, program and policy officer with the solar development company Secure Futures, says the EPA plan to cut emiss ...Read More

PHOTO: The Obama administration's plans to cut emissions at coal-fired power plants would affect 11 plants in West Virginia. Conservationists are hailing the move, while the coal industry and its allies are threatening legal challenges. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – President Obama has finalized plans to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 32 percent by 2030. Conservationists say the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which targets older, coal-fired plants, will have immense health benefits and boost clean energy efforts in the ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservationists say nature is a winner under the first-ever federal rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

PITTSBURGH – A plan for reducing carbon pollution in the U.S. has been finalized by the Obama administration. The EPA's Clean Power Plan, released Monday, sets a 32 percent goal for cutting emissions from power plants by 2030. Ed Perry, Pennsylvania coordinator for the National Wildlife Feder ...Read More

PHOTO: Emissions from power plants continue to contribute to hazy skies and the effects of climate change. Being a sea level wetland, the Everglades stands to enjoy the most immediate benefits of the president's new Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: David Parsons/iStockphoto.com

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – Environmentalists say Florida's national parks will enjoy considerable benefits from President Obama's new Clean Power Plan, which mandates significantly lower emissions at all coal-fired power plants. The air quality in Everglades National Park ranked the third worst of ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental advocates are pushing for more zero-emissions vehicles and changes to the EPA's Regional Haze Program in the wake of a new report that gives California national parks like Joshua Tree failing grades for air quality. Photo credit: Tommy Hough.

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – As smoke from multiple wildfires chokes the air across California this summer, air quality has again become a hot topic in the Golden State. But despite the current bout of wildfires, the biggest source of smog in California remains the state's 33.5 million vehicles. Cal ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA released its Clean Power Plan on Monday, and Texas is on the hook to reduce carbon emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants. Photo credit: Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia Commons.

HOUSTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a significant step to slash carbon pollution with Monday's release of the Clean Power Plan. The plan calls for states to reduce emissions from power plants that burn fossil fuels by over 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Juan Pa ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA released its final Clean Power Plan on Monday. Cold water fisheries in Montana have been affected by climate change because of reduced water volume, increased pollution and warming water temperatures. Yellowstone cutthroat trout photo courtesy National Park Service.

LIVINGSTON, Mont. – The EPA's Clean Power Plan was finalized Monday, and the decision is connected to Montana's energy industry, agriculture and recreation. The plan requires states to reduce carbon emissions to slow the pace of climate change. While the plan allows states to decide how to d ...Read More

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