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EPA Moves to Toughen Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution

The agency says reducing soot from tailpipes, smokestacks and wildfires could prevent thousands of premature deaths a year. read more >
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Fight to Curb Food Waste Increasingly Turns to Science

Some are testing spray-on peels or chemically enhanced sachets that can slow the ripening process in fruit. Others are developing digital sensors that can tell — more precisely than a label — when meat is safe to consume. read more >
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Energy / Government & Politics

Oil Spill in Rural Kansas Creek Shuts Down Keystone Pipeline

The company on Thursday estimated the spill's size at about 14,000 barrels. read more >
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Envirotech Posts First Quarterly Profit

The electric vehicle maker also announced it has hired a grant writing firm to take advantage of legislative tailwinds and incentive programs. read more >
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Government Awarding $1B to Schools for Electric Buses

The Biden administration is making the grants available as part of a wider effort to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and reduce air pollution near schools and communities. read more >
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Energy / Government & Politics

Biden Vows ‘Strong’ Climate Action Despite Dual Setbacks

Biden did not specify what actions he will take on climate, but said they will create jobs, improve energy security, bolster domestic manufacturing and protect consumers from oil and gas price increases. "I will not back down,'' he promised. read more >
Entergy recently announced that it wants to stop production at its White Bluff Power Plant in Redfield in 2027 and 2028 instead of spending $1 billion to install scrubbers.
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Supreme Court Limits EPA in Curbing Power Plant Emissions

The court's ruling could complicate the Biden administration's plans to combat climate change. read more >
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Supreme Court Rejects Bayer Bid to Stop Roundup Lawsuits

The justices left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of a California man who says he developed cancer from using Roundup. read more >
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EPA: ‘Forever Chemicals’ Pose Risk Even at Very Low Levels

Two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought read more >
Oil pipelines at a refinery. Plains All American Pipeline L.P. plans to build a 440-mile crude oil pipeline to connect its Plains Cushing, Okla. terminal to the Valero Memphis Refinery.
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Biden Restores Stricter Environmental Review of Big Projects

The reviews will look at the likely impact of a project on climate change and nearby communities. read more >
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Supreme Court Wrestles With EPA Power to Curb Carbon Emissions

The case that could limit the Biden administration's plans to combat climate change. read more >
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Biden Raising Fuel-Economy Standards to Fight Climate Change

A rule being issued Monday would bring the projected industry-wide target to 40 miles per gallon by 2026. read more >
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Pulaski, Washington Counties Plan Solar Savings for Taxpayers

After four years of looking at options, Pulaski County has put solar power "squarely in the pipeline" with a bid proposal for building a multimillion-dollar sun farm on county property, a project expected to save taxpayers 25-35% on an electric bill that once ran $1.2 million a year. read more >
Carl Geffken, Fort Smith’s city administrator, says the details of a consent decree with federal agencies is causing financial hardship as the city works to repair its sewer line problems. Sewer rates for residents rose 167 percent in 2017 and could rise further, he fears.
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Fort Smith Hopes for Consent ConsiderationLock Icon

A consent decree with federal authorities for fixing sewer lines has proved so expensive that Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken is asking for leeway. read more >
Entergy’s White Bluff coal plant in Redfield (Jefferson County) is the 42nd highest polluting power plant in the country, according to a study. 
Energy / Government & Politics

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

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. read more >

Arkansas Asks EPA to Designate County as Meeting Standards

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. read more >
Hugh McDonald, CEO of Entergy Arkansas.
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Entergy: New EPA Rules Will Cost Arkansans $2 Billion

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. read more >
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SPP: State-by-State Approach to Cutting Emissions Costly

Southwest Power Pool says the proposed federal Clean Power Plan will result in higher energy costs if instituted on a state-by-state basis. read more >
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Arkansas, Others Sue Over Rule Giving Feds Authority on State Water

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. read more >
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Justices Rule Against EPA Power Plant Mercury Limits

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. read more >