Cross-State Pollution Rule http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Court vacates EPA rule limiting cross-state power plant pollution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-vacates-epa-rule-limiting-cross-state-power-plant-pollution <p><strong>Updated 4 p.m.</strong></p><p>A federal appeals court <a href="http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/19346B280C78405C85257A61004DC0E5/$file/11-1302-1390314.pdf">has vacated</a> an EPA rule that would have limited the amount of power plant pollution that drifts across state lines. The impact of the ruling by the three-judge panel will be felt in Missouri.</p><p>The EPA passed the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule/">Cross-State Air Pollution Rule</a> last summer.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:42:38 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4372 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court vacates EPA rule limiting cross-state power plant pollution EPA sets new air pollution limits for coal-fired power plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-sets-new-air-pollution-limits-coal-fired-power-plants <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has announced <a href="http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule/">new limits</a> on air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The rule aims to lower emissions from power plants in 27 states including Missouri and Illinois.</p><p>The goal is to reduce soot (fine particulates) and smog (ground-level ozone) and improve air quality downwind. (<a href="http://www.epa.gov/crossstaterule/whereyoulive.html">Check out this map from the EPA</a>, a preview of which is above, to see how the new limits affect your state).</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:51:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1599 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA sets new air pollution limits for coal-fired power plants