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SC suit against climate rules criticized

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August 5, 2014 Updated 13 hours ago

Wateree power plant billows steam in lower Richland County

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South Carolina’s decision to join a lawsuit challenging proposed climate change regulations sparked criticism Tuesday from environmental groups that say legal action isn’t necessary.

A dozen states, mostly in the South and Midwest, are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to stop rules that some major power companies say will drive up their costs – and utility rates.

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The Lungs Absorb Half Of Inhaled Diesel Soot

"The exhaust from diesel-fuelled vehicles, wood fires and coal-driven power stations contains small particles of soot that flow out into the atmosphere. The soot is a scourge for the climate but also for human health. Now for the first time, researchers have studied in detail how diesel soot gets stuck in the lungs. The results show that more than half of all inhaled soot particles remain in the body."

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Court Blocks E.P.A. Rule on Cross-State Pollution

"A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a federal rule that laid out how much air pollution states would have to clean up to avoid incurring violations in downwind states."

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"I Love the Smell of Pollution in the Morning" PDF Print E-mail
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House Rubber Stamps Big Polluter Wish List, Leaving Clean Transportation and American Jobs At the Curb

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives ignored a bipartisan, two year transportation bill approved by the Senate to pass a 90-day extension loaded with big polluter pet projects.

Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, issued the following statement in response:

“John Boehner and his House Republicans had a simple solution right under their noses: approve overwhelmingly bipartisan Senate legislation, improve our national infrastructure, and protect three million American jobs. Instead, in a desperate scramble to appease their big oil benefactors, they trampled over common-sense to rubber stamp a big polluter wish list.

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