Clean Air Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-sues-ameren-over-clean-air-act <p><strong>Updated at 12:45 p.m. with additional information, new state from Ameren.</strong></p><p>The Sierra Club is following through on <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.news.stlpublicradio.org/%3Futm_referrer%3D%23mobile/32190" target="_blank">its threat to sue Ameren Missouri</a> over emissions from three of the company's coal-fired power plants.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:30:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34162 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act 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 U.S. sues Ameren Missouri over Festus power plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-sues-ameren-missouri-over-festus-power-plant <p><a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> and the <a href="http://www.justice.gov/">U.S. Department of Justice</a> are at odds over environmental concerns.</p><p>The federal government filed a lawsuit today against the energy company for violations of the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/">Clean Air Act</a>.</p><p>The suit alleges that Ameren made multi-million-dollar modifications to its coal-fired power plant in Festus (map image above), without installing required pollution controls and obtaining the necessary permits.</p><p>The government wants Ameren to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, to address any harm caused by the violations, and to pay civil penalties.</p><p>Ameren spokesperson Susan Gallagher says the company did nothing wrong.</p><p>"We believe that the position that the EPA is taking will impose significant costs on Ameren customers, especially in tough economic times."</p><p>Gallagher says the modifications at the Festus plant consisted of routine maintenance projects allowed under the Clean Air Act.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:57:19 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Kelsey Proud 308 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. sues Ameren Missouri over Festus power plant