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  1. Coal News: Judge rules Ameren Missouri plant violates Clean Air Act

      ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Ameren Missouri's coal-fired power plant near St. Louis violates the Clean Air Act and has created "significantly more pollution" since modifications were made. U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel's ruling Monday could require St. Louis-based Ameren to install additional pollution control equipment at the Rush Island power plant in Jefferson County. Ameren Missouri called the ruling disappointing and said an appeal is planned. Ameren Missouri modified the plant in 2007 and 2010. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011, alleging that upgrades to boilers significantly increased emissions of sulfur dioxide. The government said Ameren should have applied for a permit for those upgrades, which would have required the company to install additional pollution controls. The judge agreed. "The United States has also established that Ameren actually emitted significantly more pollution as a result of the projects," Sippel wrote in the 195-page ruling. In a statement Tuesday, Ameren Missouri president Michael Moehn said the company disagrees with the ruling and believes the court "misapplied the law and ignored the evidence presented at trial." He said the plant "is among the most efficient plants in the country and burns some of the lowest sulfur coal available." The environmental advocate group the Sierra Club applauded the ruling. "This is the latest example of Ameren thumbing its nose at the law and prioritizing profit over public health," Andy Knott of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Missouri said in a statement. The EPA's website says short-term exposure to sulfur dioxide can harm the respiratory system and make breathing difficult. Children, the elderly and those with asthma are particularly sensitive to the effects of it. Sulfur dioxide can also contribute to acid rain and damage trees and plants.

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    Wed, 25 Jan 2017

  2. Rush Island Plant Found in Violation of Clean Air Act

    The ruling could require plant owner Ameren to install additional pollution control equipment at the power plant in Jefferson County.

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    Tue, 24 Jan 2017

  3. API: Keep NAAQS implementation to one set of ozone limits at a time

    The American Petroleum Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to limit ground-level ozone controls implementation to one set of requirements at a time so that the Clean Air Act ’s requirement to “insure that economic growth will occur in a manner consistent with the preservation of ...

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  4. Federal Judge Orders EPA to Assess Job Losses From Clean Air Act Actions

    comply with Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act of 1971, as amended, related ..... losses due to its actions. The Clean Air Act , clearly requires the EPA to continuously ..... those job losses as required by the Clean Air Act . The judge also dismissed an EPA

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    Wed, 19 Oct 2016

  1. Federal judge orders EPA to assess job losses from Clean Air Act actions

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    Wed, 19 Oct 2016

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

    A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations.

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    Sat, 14 Jan 2017

  3. US judge denies preliminary injunction in BLM venting, flaring suit

    A federal district court judge in Wyoming denied a preliminary injunction against the US Bureau of Land Management’s venting and flaring rule. Petitioners—which included the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Western Petroleum Association, and the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, and ...

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  4. Marathon Petroleum settles federal Clean Air Act allegations

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. agreed to pay a $2.9 million fine, retire 5.5 billion sulfur credits worth $200,000, and spend more than $2.8 million to install pollution controls on facilities in three states to resolve charges that it violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the US Department of Justice and ...

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

  5. EPA schedules hearings on Clean Air Act's new source review rule

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled June and July meetings to take public input on whether enforcement of a Clean Air Act rule is hampering investment in electric generating and refinery capacity. (By the OGJ Online Staff)

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    Mon, 25 Jun 2001

  6. Report analyzes Clean Air Act actions under current Congress

    A report by First Street Research Group examines the different groups that have attempted to influence the Clean Air Act .

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    Fri, 4 Nov 2011

  7. Caterpillar to pay $2.55mn in Clean Air Act settlement

    Caterpillar must pay a $2.55 million settlement to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.

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    Fri, 29 Jul 2011

  8. EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

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    Wed, 26 Nov 2014

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