Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposals for new, federal restrictions on wood stoves. The rules would only affect residential heaters manufactured after 2015. The EPA estimates (somewhat boldly) that its new restrictions...
Washington, D.C., DC, Aug 24, 2009 — The recession doesn't have a lot of upsides, but there is an environmental silver lining. Carbon dioxide emissions are down. But, as Tamara Keith reports, greenhouse gas emissions are expected to rise as the economy improves. Go to full article
May 23, 2007 — President Bush has called on federal agencies to develop an energy plan. He wants them to cut oil use and reduce vehicle emissions before he leaves office. But as Dustin Dwyer reports, some environmentalists are not impressed. Go to full article
May 27, 2005 — To learn more about how the DEC would monitor the chipboard plant's air emissions, David Sommerstein spoke with the DEC spokesman Steve Litwiler. He says the company will have to do an initial smokestack test 180 days after it starts production. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2005 — The operators of six New York coal-fired power plants have agreed to slash nitrogen and sulfur emissions. Governor Pataki and state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer say the action would cut emissions that cause acid rain. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2002 — A new environmental study has found toxic emissions increased in Canada during the late 1990's, while pollution in the United States decreased over that same period. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, critics say the findings reflect the differences in the governments' commitment to cleaning up the environment. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2001 — The EPA is taking on a major source of uncontrolled pollution: emissions from farm and construction equipment. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert looks at the challenges the EPA faces in this far-reaching regulatory effort. Go to full article
Feb 22, 2001 — Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation has been fined $900,000 for allowing excessive smoke emissions from four upstate power plants that it used to own. NiMo officials say the fine will be paid by the company's shareholders, not ratepayers. Brian Mann has more. Go to full article