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  1. Coal News: In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs

      CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling made the ruling after reviewing a response from outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy had responded to the judge's previous order in a lawsuit brought against her by Murray Energy Corp. that the EPA must start doing an analysis that it hadn't done in decades. According to Wednesday's order, McCarthy asserted it would take the agency up to two years to devise a methodology to use to try to comply with the earlier ruling. "This response is wholly insufficient, unacceptable, and unnecessary," Bailey wrote. The judge said the EPA is required by law to analyze the economic impact on a continuing basis when enforcing the Clean Air Act and McCarthy's response "evidences the continued hostility on the part of the EPA to acceptance of the mission established by Congress." Bailey ordered the EPA to identify facilities harmed by the regulations during the Obama presidency by July 1. That includes identifying facilities at risk of closure or reductions in employment. The EPA had contended that analyzing job loss won't change global energy trends. The judge also set a Dec. 31 deadline for the EPA to provide documentation on how it is continuously evaluating the loss and shifts in employment that may result from administration and enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The EPA said it was reviewing the ruling, first reported by the Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register. A Murray Energy spokesman didn't immediately offer comment. Murray Energy and other coal companies have blamed thousands of layoffs this decade on President Barack Obama's anti-global-warming push that imposes limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed implementation of Obama's Clean Power Plan until legal challenges are resolved. West Virginia's economy is reliant on coal mining and gets 96 percent of its electricity from coal-fired plants. McCarthy has said no administration has interpreted federal law to require job impact analysis for rulemaking since 1977. She said the most that the EPA does is "conduct proactive analysis of the employment effects of our rulemaking actions," but that has not included investigating power plant and mine closures and worker dislocations on an ongoing basis, according to the order. Bailey wrote that the EPA can recommend amendments to Congress if it feels strongly enough. "EPA does not get to decide whether compliance with (the law) is good policy, or would lead to too many difficulties for the agency," Bailey wrote. "It is time for the EPA to recognize that Congress makes the law, and EPA must not only enforce the law, it must obey it." President-elect Donald Trump's EPA nominee, Scott Pruitt, has repeatedly sued the EPA since becoming Oklahoma's attorney general in 2011, including joining with other Republican attorneys general in opposing the Clean Power Plan.

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    Sat, 14 Jan 2017

  2. 22B air pollution control market predicted

    More than $22 billion will be spent on air pollution control systems, parts and services between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1997, according to The McIlvaine Co.`s Air Pollution Management Report. The report predicts the Americas segment will spend $6.4 billion, the Europe-CIS-Africa segment will ...

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    Fri, 1 Nov 1996

  3. ADA-ES to supply coal-fired emission control systems

    ADA-ES Inc. was awarded an $8.5 million contract from an unnamed air pollution equipment company to supply activated carbon injection and dry sorbent injection systems for installation at two coal-fired power plants.

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    Fri, 8 Mar 2013

  4. Fuel Tech receives air pollution control contracts worth $3.6Mn

    Fuel Tech Inc. has received multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts, worth approximately $3.6 million, from customers in China, Europe and the U.S.

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    Fri, 19 Dec 2014

  1. Fuel Tech receives $2.5 million in air pollution control orders in China

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    Thu, 3 Oct 2013

  2. Contract awarded for air pollution control equipment

    Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas, a unit of Clyde Bergemann Power Group, was awarded a $180 million contract for air pollution control equipment for an unnamed U.S. utility.

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    Fri, 17 Aug 2012

  3. ALSTOM wins air pollution control systems orders for a combined order value of over 85 million Euro

    ALSTOM has recently won a series of orders to supply, deliver and install air pollution control systems in various industry applications and countries around the world.

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    Fri, 19 Mar 2004

  4. Alstom wins two orders for air pollution control systems in France for over €230m

    Alstom has won two separate orders to supply air pollution control systems for power plants in France with a combined order value in excess of €230m ($284m). The orders have been awarded by Electricité de France (EDF) and LA SNET, an independent power producer owned by Endesa, EDF and Charbonnages ...

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    Fri, 2 Apr 2004

  5. Renewable Energy: Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey

    The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  6. Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control Inc. acquired by Aquila Power Services Corp.

    Aquila Power Services Corp., announced recently the acquisition of Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control Inc.

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    Mon, 12 Aug 2002

  7. Wahlco awarded more than $4 million in new contracts for air pollution control systems

    Wahlco Inc., a supplier of air pollution control systems, has announced the award of two contracts totaling more than $4 million.

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    Wed, 26 Mar 2003

  8. Fuel Tech wins air pollution control orders for coal-fired units in the US, industrial unit in China

    Fuel Tech, Inc., a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for combustion and emissions control systems for utility and industrial applications, announced receipt of multiple air pollution control orders totaling $6.0 million.

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2011

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