Pollution

Appeals Court: Clean Power Plan Can Proceed Pending ReviewAn appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal challenges are resolved.
Can Trading Pollution Like Stocks Help Fight Climate Change?Widely derided by politicians on the left and the right, once thought dead even by its supporters, the idea of allowing companies to buy and sell pollution "rights" like stocks is now at the fore again
EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated A 2nd Time On Pollution TestsThe U.S. government says Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests for a second time.
Texas Attorney General Paxton Files Suit Against Gov't EPA Power PlanTexas has joined 23 other states in a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s plan to restructure the way electricity is produced and consumed.
Group: UNT Smog Study Shows Health Risks & Need For Air Quality ControlsAn environmental activist group says a new air quality study should be enough to prompt coal-burning power plants in North Texas to install new air controls and reduce pollution.
University Of Texas Defends Fracking On University Owned LandThe University of Texas defends its fracking history on University land amid accusations the oil and gas companies are using sub-par practices.
Dust Storm Blankets Parts Of The Middle EastA dust storm threatens to halt activities in parts of the Mideast. Israeli officials warn everyone to stay inside.
Texas Asks EPA To Scrap Ozone PlansGov. Greg Abbott has requested that the EPA scrap plans to tighten national emission limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Scientists Explore Trees To Clean PollutionOne of the nation's largest chemical companies and a conservation group have forged an unlikely partnership that seeks to recreate some forest to curb pollution.
Court Revives Rule On Cross-State PollutionThe Supreme Court handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution in more than two dozen Midwestern and Southern states.
Apple Offering Free Recycling Of All Used ProductsApple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

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