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August 22, 2014

Wind developer drops project, citing state regs

William Thornton, Birmingham News  •    •  Posted 2014-08-22 06:46:49

New wind energy regulations in Alabama caused a wind farm developer to abandon two projects in the state, the company’s attorney said. Pioneer Green Energy attorney Charlie Stewart said the Texas-based company dropped plans for two wind farms after the state passed a wind energy bill that limited the noise that wind farms can produce. The rule also requires wind projects to have a larger setback from nearby properties. [ read more … ]

EPA trumpets ‘considerable gains’ in curbing toxic emissions

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-08-22 06:47:05

U.S. emissions of air pollutants linked to cancer, asthma and other serious health problems have plunged over the past few decades, according to a report released today by U.S. EPA. Overall, toxic air pollution from smokestacks and other stationary sources has declined 1.5 million tons each year between 1990 and 2012, while emissions from motor vehicles and other moving pollution sources have been cut in half each year during that time, EPA said. [ read more … ]

10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

By JOHN HARWOOD, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2014-08-22 06:47:22

The Iowa Senate race is one of a handful that will decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate for the last two years of President Obama’s tenure. The race to succeed retiring Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, pits Bruce Braley, a Democrat who is currently in the United States House, against Joni Ernst, a Republican state senator. [ read more … ]

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