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  • Dominion warns blackouts possible even in mild weather

     Dominion warns blackouts possible even in mild weather
    The Peninsula could see rolling blackouts even in mild weather if a controversial high voltage transmission line across the James River isn't in place by 2017, Dominion Virginia Power said in a new filing with the State Corporation Commission. Rolling...
  • Residents plead with state to deny Northampton Generating Co. emissions permit

    Residents plead with state to deny Northampton Generating Co. emissions permit
    Kayla O'Connor thought her 6-year-old's drawing said it best. Standing before representatives from the state Department of Environmental Resources, the Northampton resident held up the picture depicting a happy princess with an oversize crown juxtaposed...
  • After coal win, states seek similar relief for farms

    They beat the EPA on coal, and now a group of state attorneys general hopes to score a similar victory on farming. Attorneys general from nine states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday over a new rule they say gives the federal...
  • Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

    Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants. But...
  • Erie Coke Corp. deemed compliant after improvements

    The Erie Coke Corp., after spending millions of dollars on pollution control improvements and fines, has satisfied environmental regulators who tried to shut it down. Court filings show Erie Coke is no longer obligated to operate under court-enforced...
  • Ohio, Michigan sue EPA over rule

    Ohio and Michigan are teaming up in a lawsuit against two federal agencies over a new rule that gives them authority over some streams, tributaries and wetlands. The lawsuit filed Monday in a Columbus federal court is similar to one filed in North Dakota...
  • After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

    Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his...
  • Studies linking autism and air pollution create worries in Northampton

    Studies linking autism and air pollution create worries in Northampton
    When Tom Sedor first heard about Northampton Generating Co.'s bid to increase its lead emissions, he immediately thought of his autistic grandson. But it wasn't long before Sedor discovered three others in his Northampton neighborhood who struggled with...
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA regs for power plant emissions

    Supreme Court blocks EPA regs for power plant emissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked federal standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, saying the cost for industry to meet those standards wasn't properly considered. The 5-4 decision is a blow to efforts to force coal- and...
  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological...
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...