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Pollution case against U.S. Steel dismissed

A federal judge finds the steelmaker did not violate federal Superfund law in the aftermath of two fires at its Clairton Coke Works.

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Hospital visits declined after sulfur dioxide reductions from Louisville-area coal plants

A new study found a 55 percent reduction in lung-irritating pollutants and 400 fewer hospital admissions after one coal plant closed and others added scrubbers.
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EPA rolls back air regulations for waste coal plants in western Pa., W.Va.

Mercury rule exemption applies to three plants in Pennsylvania, one in West Virginia.

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EPA settles more than a decade of pollution claims against Zimmer power plant for $600K

The U.S. EPA has proposed a consent decree to settle more than a decade of pollution allegation at the Zimmer power plant in Moscow, Ohio.

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Air pollution crossing US state lines, causing premature deaths

The team found that electric power plants were the biggest contributor to deaths related to pollution from other states.
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Power companies don't want the Trump administration to reverse the mercury rule

The 2011 mercury rule did more to hasten the closure of coal-fired power plants than any other regulation adopted under President Obama.
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Calculating air pollution's death toll, across state lines

About half of the premature deaths caused by poor air quality are linked to pollutants that blow in from other states, a new study found.
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Environmental trust fund established for five Mon Valley communities

More than $3 million from U.S. Steel penalty payments will be used for projects benefiting public health and the environment.
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Indiana sets new sulfur dioxide emission limitations for Indiana Harbor Coke Co.

The company has been branded by regulators and environmental groups as one of the region's worst polluters after repeated Clean Air Act violations.

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Coal is dirty. Amid protests, why New England is still burning it for power

Just 1% of New England's electricity came from coal in 2018. But for climate change activists, that's still too much.
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U.S. Steel to spend $8.5 million to settle Clairton class action

Agreement requires steelmaker to make additional pollution controls at coke works and pay residents for odor and soot issues.

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Pennsylvania's air was a little fresher in 2019, state data shows

A new state report indicates that Pennsylvanians are breathing cleaner air. However, one big exception includes residents living near U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works facility in Allegheny County.

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First of three furnaces in Nikel is now shutting down

With the closure comes a 33% cut in emissions from the infamous factory in the Russian, Norwegian borderland.
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India: Tribal villagers are monitoring Adani's PEKB mine in Chhattisgarh

Skeptical, villagers who live around the Parsa East and Kanta Basan coal mine—and are directly impacted by any pollution from it—have begun actively monitoring the project.

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