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Energy Companies Seek New Power Plant Law

Leaders in New York's energy industry say Governor Pataki and the legislature must act to renew a law that would let them build new power plants in the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Power Plants Make List of Worst Northeast Polluters

Environmental groups say six of the top ten dirtiest power plants in the Northeast are located in New York State. They are urging Governors of Northeastern states, who are working on a pollution reduction pact, to come up with strict new rules to curb emissions. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

EPA Sources Say Mercury Rule Excluded Key Research

A report published this week in the Washington Post suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency may have excluded internal research when developing a controversial new mercury rule. According to the newspaper, a Harvard study suggested that tougher mercury control standards might have been cost-effective.  Go to full article

Mercury Levels Up in St. Lawrence Fish

Troubling levels of mercury have been found in some St Lawrence river fish popular with anglers. Environmentalists say that coal-fired plants in the Midwest are to blame. Greg Warner reports.  Go to full article

New Rule Takes Aim at Fish Kills

Environmental groups and attorneys general in six states, including New York, are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over a new rule that regulates cooling water intakes at power plants. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports.  Go to full article

Law Governing New Power Plants Set to Expire

The New York state legislature will let expire at the end of this year the law that governs the citing of new power plants. There is a dispute between environmentalists and the power plant industry over what the impact of that expiration would be. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Study Finds Culprit of East Coast Ozone Pollution

New England often blames distant Midwest power plants for the air pollution that blows its way. But a new study shows some of the major air pollution in New England comes from cities a lot closer. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Power Plants Pressured to Obey Treaty

Canada's environment minister is threatening action if Ontario doesn't meet the air pollution standards set out in a treaty signed by Canada and the U-S. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists remain skeptical that change will occur.  Go to full article

Tough Emissions Controls to Help Adirondacks?

Environmentalists say upstate New York's six million acre Adirondack Park is suffering the most damage from acid rain in the country. To help control that, the state could soon pass the toughest power plant emission regulations in the U.S. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brodie reports, some critics say the new regulations will not solve the problem.  Go to full article

Bush Administration Relaxes Clean Air Act Rules: Raises Acid Rain Fears

New York's Attorney General says he'll sue to block a Whitehouse plan that could mean more acid rain for the Adirondacks. New rules announced Thursday would ease rules for coal burning big power plants in the Midwest. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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