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The Supreme Court Has Been Clear – EPA Has Authority to Address Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Jun 1st, 2014 | By

EPA has clear authority to address this harmful pollution, authority that is manifest in our nation’s clean air laws, that has been confirmed time and again by the United States Supreme Court, and that has been recognized even by those who continue to obstruct climate progress in the courts. And the agency has a responsibility to exercise that authority through science-based actions to address climate pollution in a way that protects public health and welfare.

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. “Nuclear power’s risks hit too close to

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Aging power plants pose threat, opportunity

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

Over the next 10 years, New England must replace some serious sources of power, giving the region a planning headache but also a chance to reshape how it produces electricity. Old power plants combined with potential expensive environmental regulations and a growing electricity demand will leave the region needing as much as 9,000 megawatts by

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UM gets US grants for $1.2M coal power studies

Jul 21st, 2011 | By

The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that it has awarded two grants to the University of Michigan to underwrite $1.2 million in research on the use of coal-based fuels in clean-burning advanced turbines. Michigan is one of nine universities getting funds under the University Turbine Systems Research Program, the Energy Department said. In all,

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