President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.
President Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth’s changing climate.
Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.
House Republicans proposed a spending bill Tuesday that cuts the budget at the Environmental Protection Agency by 9 percent and tries to prevent the Obama administration from enacting several regulations.
Air purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.
Minnesota lawmakers are waiting to take on the Environmental Protection Agency over new standards for wood-burning stoves and furnaces.
A study by the agency tasked with protecting Minnesota’s environment says no lakes and only a few streams in the southwest corner of the state meet quality standards for fishing and swimming.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa.
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider whether pollution controls at Xcel Energy’s Sherco power plant are adequate for cutting haze over two national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The federal agency and six environmental groups filed a proposed consent decree Tuesday that obligates the EPA to take action on a 2009 National Park Service finding that haze from the coal-fired plant near Becker impairs the views at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota and Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. The consent decree would settle a lawsuit the groups filed in 2012.
A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement with 12 universities.
A new trend in gardening is generating a buzz. More growers and gardeners are moving away from chemicals and insecticides that are hurting or killing bees.
Some lawmakers are trying to help Minnesota ice arenas pay for a pricy upgrade. Beginning in 2020, there’s an international agreement to stop producing the R-22 refrigerant, which many rinks use to stay cold. The transition will mean higher costs, as the rinks will need to find alternative refrigeration systems.
Drive down any residential block in Minnesota and the hidden risk of radon is there. That’s because according to state health experts, 40 percent of all homes have radon levels above the danger threshold.
Federal regulators have issued final regulations aimed at reducing pollution from taconite processing plants that causes haze over northern Minnesota’s wild areas including Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, as well as Isle Royal National Park in Michigan.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Clean air advocates are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking an order to require the EPA to mandate that Xcel Energy install the best available technology to reduce emissions at Minnesota’s biggest power plant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving a shout-out to three Minnesota venues for reducing their food waste.
The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator will be in the Twin Cities this week.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced $25,000 grants to each of four recipients in the Great Lakes region, including a Minnesota tribe and a Wisconsin nonprofit organization.
More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.