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December 22, 2011

E.P.A. Issues Limits on Mercury Emissions

JOHN M. BRODER  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2011-12-22 13:08:34

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Wednesday sharply limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from the nation’s coal- and oil-burningpower plants.
The new rule, unless blocked by Congress or the courts, will be the first time the federal government has enforced limits on mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other poisonous and carcinogenic chemicals emitted by the burning of fossil fuels.

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Texas transmission project could set Southeastern wind sales in motion

Nathanial Gronewold  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-22 13:08:49

Texas should be selling large quantities of wind energy to other states by 2016 now that its major transmission project has just cleared a key regulatory process, according to a top renewable power developer. [ read more … ]

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