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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

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EPA Can Enforce Clean Water Rule in States That Didn’t Sue, Judge Says

A judge’s ruling that blocked the Clean Water Rule from taking effect late last month only applies to the 13 states that sued to stop the rule — not nationwide. A federal judge in North Dakota clarified the injunction he issued at the request of North Dakota and 12 other … Read more »

Cambridge Traveling Water Screens

Cambridge’s Traveling Water Screens Prevent Clogging in Chemical Cooling Towers

Cambridge EnTech, the environmental and energy products division of Cambridge Engineered Solutions, has designed and manufactured eight pairs of traveling water screens recently installed in new cooling tower systems for El Dorado Chemical. The rotating water screens are part of a refurbished production line for ammonium nitrate and sulfuric acid … Read more »

braid of the Snake River

Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule

A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Clean Water Rule from taking effect Friday in 13 states. The rule, authored by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers expands the reach of the Clean Water Act to protect US streams and wetlands from pollution. While the EPA says … Read more »

Verizon e-waste recycling

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

Water Use Hits Lowest Level Since Before 1970

Water Use Hits Lowest Level Since Before 1970

Water use across the US reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years, according to a US Geological Survey report that says about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire US during 2010. This represents a 13 percent reduction of water … Read more »

California to Invalidate Carbon Credits

California plans to revoke offset credits to EOS Climate and Environmental Credit Corp. following an investigation into a hazardous waste plant that violated its federal permit, Bloomberg report. California operates the biggest carbon market in the US. Both companies operated projects that delivered ozone-depleting refrigerants to a Clean Harbors facility, … Read more »

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Tetronics, BlueOak Reclaim Precious Metals from E-Waste

BlueOak Resources has selected Tetronics’ technology for its national project to sustainably recover precious metals from e-waste, one of the world’s fastest growing waste streams. The first recovery plant will be installed in Osceola, Ark. BlueOak intends to capitalize on the high demand for “technology metals” like gold, silver, copper … Read more »

Covanta Energy

Covanta Turns Drugs into Clean Energy

Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of Arkansas and Texas to safely destroy more than 44,000 pounds of unwanted medications and turn them into clean energy. The collected drugs are combusted at high temperatures and converted into renewable energy at no charge to customers … Read more »