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EPA: Air pollution down

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Total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 percent from 2011-2012, according to the EPA’s annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report released this week. The decrease includes an eight percent decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions.


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New study shows 51 of top 100 companies emit unsustainable levels of CO2

Top performers earn their scores by decoupling business growth from emissions; of companies performing well, Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly take top three spots
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Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations have released a first-of-its-kind study on sustainability context: Assessing Corporate Emissions Performance through the Lens of Climate Science.


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EPA updates mercury and air toxics standards for new power plants

Agency also proposes updates to oil and gas storage tank standards
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The EPA has issued updates to pollution limits for new power plants under the mercury and air toxics standards, based on new information and analysis that became available to the agency after the rule was finalized.


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Manufacturers oppose greenhouse gas fees

NAM predicts job losses, higher prices
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A proposed “carbon tax” would have a “devastating” impact on manufacturing and jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), responding to climate-change legislation introduced recently in the Senate.


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Fracking foes oppose likely Secretary of Energy pick

Dr. Ernest Moniz has close ties to oil and gas industry
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President Obama’s rumored pick for Secretary Energy is drawing loud “boos” from a coalition of anti-fracking groups, who say the appointment of Dr. Ernest Moniz would be “a major step backwards” in addressing the problems caused by climate change.


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EPA updates greenhouse gas emissions data from large facilities

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Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.


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Public health experts back EPA’s stronger air quality standards

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The American Public Health Association (APHA) is throwing its support behind the EPA’s bid for a tough new air quality standard that the organization says will protect the health of all Americans by curbing harmful emissions of fine particulate matter, also known as soot. On the other side of the issue, manufacturers are predicting that it will “crush” growth.


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Report: Climate change may occur even faster than previously thought

“The science is unequivocal that humans are the cause of global warming”
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A new report commissioned by the World Bank shows that carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at alarming rates, and that adapting to a 4 degrees Celcius increase may not be possible -- or enough.


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Sinclair Oil exceeds emission limits, must pay $3.8 million penalty, install pollution controls

Company violated 2008 consent decree
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The EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced a settlement with two subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in a 2008 consent decree at refineries in Casper and Sinclair, Wyo.


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U.S. co2 emissions fall dramatically due to decrease in coal use

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Since 2006, the U.S. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).


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