Tagged: epa

Sierra Club Asks Entergy to Shut Down White Bluff, Independence Plants

by Alexis Crowe 2/24/2016 10:18 am

The Sierra Club on Tuesday released the “2016 Arkansas Clean Air Solution,” a plan to clean up air pollution from coal plants owned by Entergy Arkansas that outlines a solution to meet federal clean-air safeguards under the Regional Haze Rule.

Arkansas Asks EPA to Designate County as Meeting Standards

by Associated Press 12/15/2015 11:13 am

Arkansas is asking the federal government to designate Crittenden County as meeting federal ozone standards, a move officials say will help boost economic development in the region.

Entergy: New EPA Rules Will Cost Arkansans $2 Billion

by Alexis Crowe 8/7/2015 4:15 pm

Entergy Arkansas responded to the EPA’s proposed Federal Implementation Plan on Regional Haze, saying the rule would impose more than $2 billion in costs on the utility's customers and co-owners.

SPP: State-by-State Approach to Cutting Emissions Costly

by Mark Carter 7/27/2015 2:19 pm

Southwest Power Pool says the proposed federal Clean Power Plan will result in higher energy costs if instituted on a state-by-state basis.

Arkansas, Others Sue Over Rule Giving Feds Authority on State Water

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 2:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined several states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Justices Rule Against EPA Power Plant Mercury Limits

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 11:53 am

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Congress Moving to Block EPA Regulation of Streams, Wetlands

by Associated Press 6/10/2015 11:19 am

Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year.

High Court to Review EPA Mercury Limits

by Mark Sherman, The Associated Press 11/25/2014 4:42 pm

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Meeting Set for Carbon Pollution Stakeholders

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 3:32 pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Public Service Commission are meeting next month over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

Asa Hutchinson Vows to Join Lawsuit Challenging EPA Ruling

by Associated Press 8/4/2014 4:15 pm

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson is vowing to join a lawsuit challenging the federal's government's proposed rules for power-plant pollution that are aimed at reducing global warming.

Asa Hutchinson Vows to Fight EPA on Clean Air Rules

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/4/2014 3:23 pm

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson is vowing to join a lawsuit challenging the federal's government's proposed rules for power-plant pollution that are aimed at reducing global warming.

PSC, AEDQ Meeting to Discuss Carbon Pollution Reduction

by Associated Press 6/10/2014 7:40 am

A meeting is set at which utilities and Arkansas officials are to discuss new federal rules that are to reduce carbon pollution.

Burn, Baby, Burn (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 6/4/2014 1:00 pm

On Tuesday President Obama unveiled new carbon emission standards for power plants, giving Arkansas the unprecedented ability to determine its own plan for meeting those standards. The political and economic challenges in Arkansas are significant, and the outcomes will greatly influence our collective future.

Obama Carbon Rule Gives States More Time to Comply

by Associated Press 6/2/2014 9:59 am

In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

Mississippi County to Receive EPA Help in Anticipation of Big River Steel

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2013 9:08 am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will offer technical assistance to Mississippi County in anticipation of redevelopment opportunities related to the Big River Steel mill project.

Donate and Repurpose Unwanted Items, Save the World (And Arkansas)

by Cara Gieringer 3/18/2013 12:00 am

Besides ridding your home of the junk you no longer want, donating unwanted items keeps your “leftovers” out of the landfill and helps get it into the hands of someone who actually wants or needs it. (Did you know about 80 percent of what we keep we never use?) If no one wants it, donation centers recycle as much of it as they can.

The Greenest Cars, Trucks and SUVs of 2013 — And Why You Should Drive One

by Arkansas Green Guide Staff 3/18/2013 12:00 am

We sifted through exhaustive data from the Environmental Protection Agency to bring you 2013’s greenest cars, taking into account miles per gallon (MPG) and smog and greenhouse gas scores (10 is best). And we didn’t forget the other green — with MSRP, annual fuel cost and fuel cost over five years, you’ll see doing the right thing for the environment also happens to be the right thing for your wallet.

21 Ways to Consume Less Water, Save More Money

by Lindsay Irvin 2/21/2011 12:00 am

The following water-saving actions are simply a starting point to reduce residential water consumption and turn your digs into a conservation powerhouse. If being a good steward of the environment isn’t motive enough, certainly the monetary savings should be.