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News stories tagged with "emissions"

Emissions down with the economy

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

Bush calls for lower Emissions

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

DEC on Chatham's Emission Tests

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

State Reaches Settlement on Lower Emissions for Coal Plants

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

Canada Pollution Increases

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

Corning Inc. Looks Forward to Cleaner Diesel Rules

The company that fueled the innovation for cleaner auto exhaust is looking to do the same for diesel-powered trucks and buses. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Curbing Emissions from Heavy Equipment

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

Niagara Mohawk Fined for Excessive Emissions

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

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