Emissions

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car is seen at a press conference at 2014 International CES (Photo by Rob Lever/Getty Images)

DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered Car

The District of Columbia’s top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that’s powered by air.

03/18/2015

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Emissions Extention for Recalled GM Vehicles

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is extending emissions testing and waiving late fees for owners of General Motors cars being recalled. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Currey made the announcement Wednesday. […]

04/09/2014

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Northeast Cuts Power Plant Polluting Allowances

Officials in all six New England states and Delaware, Maryland and New York are putting in place new rules, adjusting the limit on emissions for 2014 to 91 million tons of carbon dioxide from 165 million tons. In addition, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program calls for a 2.5 percent cut in emissions each year from 2015 to 2020.

07/18/2013

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Appeals Court Overturns Cross-Border Emissions Regs

A federal appeals court has overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.

08/21/2012

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Supreme Court Rules Against Connecticut, Other States In Emissions Suit

The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by Connecticut and other states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

06/20/2011