Despite Scott Pruitt’s claim that “the war on coal is over,” clean energy advocates say repeal of the Clean Power Plan is unlikely to bring back coal jobs to Ohio or revitalize the state’s coal-fired power plants.
Advocates concerned about pollution from petroleum coke are concerned an Ohio professor’s study downplaying the risks will gain new prominence now that he has been named to a key EPA post.
A recent order by President Trump has put the Ohio Attorney General’s office in the unusual position of siding with the U.S. EPA.
At a hearing in Chicago last week, activists called on the EPA to use a little-known provision of the Clean Power Plan to advance environmental justice.
As supporters of the Clean Power Plan filed briefs in federal court this week, advocates urged Ohio to join the 19 other states that are already taking steps to comply with the rules.
In the context of Flint, Michigan’s ongoing lead-tainted water crisis, regional environmental groups are calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop his fight against federal rules for mercury emissions from power plants.
A bill moving through the Ohio legislature could potentially block submission of a state plan that satisfies the Clean Power Plan in time for next year’s deadline.
American Electric Power Co. Inc. is leaving the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council and shifting its resources toward working with states implementing the Obama administration’s landmark climate rule.
Ohio EPA director Craig Butler talks about the Clean Power Plan, fracking waste and the “difficult environment” for the electric sector.
An upcoming Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would further reduce ground-level ozone levels has prompted a backlash from one of the nation’s largest business groups.