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Governor Wolf Backs Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says the goals laid out in President Obama's new Clean Power Plan are challenging but achievable.

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Your Environment Update for July 2, 2015

In this week’s Environment Update, we check out the Supreme Court’s rebuke of the EPA’s mercury rules and what’s being done to curb algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Supreme Court Rebukes EPA on Mercury Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA didn't consider costs to power plants when it instituted limits on mercury pollution. 

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Environmentalists' Report Says PA Power Plants Too Dirty

Environmentalists are pointing to a report based on federal data that shows Pennsylvania’s largest source of carbon emissions comes from power plants.

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News Analysis: Plans for Coal-Fired Power Plants Decline

A new US Department of Energy study reveals that plans to build coal-fired power plants are losing steam.

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EPA Assessing Integrity Of Coal Ash Ponds

The Obama Administration is looking to get a handle on the current conditions of coal fly ash ponds around the country.

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EPA Plans for CO2 Underground

The US Environmental Protection Agency is looking at ways to make sure carbon dioxide can be stored underground.

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Groups Ask Court to Reinstate Mercury Rule

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court will decide whether a lower court was correct in throwing out the state's mercury rule.

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State Moves to Build Carbon Sequestration Network

Provisions in the Federal Stimulus Bill would offer 30 percent tax credits to carbon sequestration and gasification technologies.

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