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There is still time to sign up for the national Drive Electric Week 2014. There will be one here in Columbia on September 20, 2014 across the street from the chapter office.
 
Criticism over EPA lawsuit PDF Print E-mail
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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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Lungs, now with Extra Soot PDF Print E-mail
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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."

You can read the full article here.

 
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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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