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  • Wind turbines stand in a field, Monday, June 2, 2014, in Adair, Iowa. Iowa utility officials say the Obama administration's ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is likely to increase costs. Iowa utilities invested heavily in wind power over the past decade and improved the efficiency of existing power plants. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    PHILLIPS: The Sierra Club war on fiscal sanity

    The Sierra Club is making war on Republicans who do not support renewal of the Wind Power Production Tax Credit. The PTC, as it is called in Washington, is a subsidy for wind energy.

  • Kansas gives go-ahead again to new coal plant

    Kansas' top environmental regulator gave the go-ahead Friday for the construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant, only days before the federal government was expected to announce new rules for utilities designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Sierra Club sues EPA over Dallas air quality

    An environmental group has sued the EPA, saying the federal agency has failed to properly designate the severity of Dallas' ozone problem.

  • Indiana panel OKs $670 million IPL plant upgrades

    Indiana regulators have approved Indianapolis Power & Light Co.'s nearly $670 million plan to upgrade two of its power plants as part of a push to meet tougher environmental regulations.

  • Kansas considers revised permit for coal plant

    The state's top environmental regulator is considering whether to clear the way again for a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas, but environmentalists contend that Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is taking short cuts to ensure that the $2.8 billion project is built.

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company called inaccurate.

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

    Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now.

  • Federal judge upholds Lake Tahoe regional plan

    A federal judge has upheld a regional plan regulating development in the scenic Lake Tahoe Basin straddling the Nevada-California line in the Sierra Nevada.

  • Groups raise pressure against coal-export proposal

    Environmental groups stepped up pressure Tuesday on Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to push a state agency to reject permit applications for a proposed coal-export facility on the Columbia River.

  • Sierra Club threatens to sue Minnesota Power

    The Sierra Club said Monday that it has filed an intent-to-sue notice against Minnesota Power, alleging that the utility has committed nearly 13,000 violations of the Clean Air Act at three coal-fired power plants in northeastern Minnesota.

  • 18 coal permits expired at Ohio EPA

    Eighteen coal facilities in Ohio are operating with expired pollution-discharge permits under an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year, an Associated Press review has found.

  • Kansas regulators OK permit expansion for Seaboard

    State environmental regulators have approved a massive expansion at Seaboard Foods' hog feeding operation in western Kansas, permitting up to 396,000 animals despite concerns from the Sierra Club and neighbors about effects on water supplies dependent on the depleted Ogallala Aquifer underlying it.

  • Environmental group sues Ameren over coal plants

    A national environmental group has made good on its promise to sue a St. Louis-based utility over what it calls thousands of violations of federal clean air laws.

  • Dominion Resources wins natural gas court victory

    A Maryland court says Dominion Resources can export natural gas from a terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County, a move the Sierra Club was trying to block.

  • San Diego Sierra Club suspended

    The San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club has been suspended from the national environmental group over "ongoing conflicts and divisions" among local activists.

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