Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken it’s first major step taken towards fulfilling President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, by proposing Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants built in the [...]
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by Alan Cunningham, Roger Diedrich, Douglas Stewart, and Jim Wamsley In Northern Virginia over the last 30 years there has been little understanding that suburban sprawl, reliance on the automobile, and traffic congestion go hand in hand. We build more roads to relieve congestion and in a very short period of time we have the [...]
[Richmond] Among the many amendments to legislation offered by Governor Bob McDonnell is a change to HB1300/SB128 that weakens the authority of the State Air Pollution Control Board to mandate reductions in nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide in coal-fired power plants Northern Virginia. NOx and SO2 contribute to smog and acid rain, respectively. “Governor McDonnell [...]