carbon emissions http://michiganradio.org en Michigan challenge to EPA greenhouse regulations to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-challenge-epa-greenhouse-regulations-be-heard-us-supreme-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The EPA says greenhouse gases are pollution. The Supreme Court has agreed. But Michigan sued the EPA saying you can’t regulate that pollution from smokestack industries because it would hurt the economy.</span></p><p>The Supreme Court has already ruled the EPA has the authority to regulate the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. The agency found CO2 emissions from fossil fuels endanger the public health and the environment. That was regarding a case involving cars and trucks. But whether that pollution comes from a tailpipe or a smokestack, it’s the same pollution.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Lester Graham 15102 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan challenge to EPA greenhouse regulations to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court EPA chief will speak in Ann Arbor today http://michiganradio.org/post/epa-chief-will-speak-ann-arbor-today <p>The new chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvlipZRF8h0#t=60">Gina McCarthy</a>, will be speaking at a conference being held at the University of Michigan&#39;s Law School this evening.</p><p>It&#39;s part of a three-stop tour for the new EPA Administrator who has the tall task of leading the Obama Administration&#39;s efforts to control carbon emissions.</p><p>Here she is talking about their proposed efforts to curb emissions (can you tell she&#39;s from Boston?):</p><p>http://epa.gov/adminweb/multimedia/newscontent/2013-9-20-oa/audio/2013-09-20_carbon.mp3</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From an EPA&nbsp;</span><a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/171675597CCB343285257BF0007C12EB" style="line-height: 1.5;">press release</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(21, 21, 21); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">...Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will begin a three-day trip where she will speak to students, businesses and other stakeholders on EPA&#39;s recent carbon pollution standards proposal for new power plants, and President Obama&rsquo;s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution.</span></p></blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(21, 21, 21); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">The EPA has <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/2013-proposed-carbon-pollution-standard-new-power-plants">proposed carbon pollution standards for <strong>new</strong> power plants</a>, and the agency is <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/questions-state-partners">hoping to work with states</a> to develop standards for <strong>existing </strong>power plants.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(21, 21, 21); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">The EPA&#39;s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions was supported by a <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/06pdf/05-1120.pdf">2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision</a>. The intense political pressure and complexity around power plant carbon dioxide regulations has slowed the process for putting power plant regulations in place.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(21, 21, 21); font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18.99147605895996px;">It&#39;s been more than six years since the Supreme Court ruling.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:30:20 +0000 Mark Brush 14600 at http://michiganradio.org EPA chief will speak in Ann Arbor today Which is greener? A gas grill or charcoal? http://michiganradio.org/post/which-greener-gas-grill-or-charcoal <p><em>(Editor's note: This story was originally published in <a href="http://www.environmentreport.org/story.php?story_id=4552">July 2009</a>)</em></p><p>Neal Fisher thinks he’s an environmentally friendly kind of guy. He and his wife recycle, they use compact fluorescent light bulbs in the house, they walk most places and hardly ever use their car.</p><p>But when it comes to outdoor grilling... it’s charcoal all the way.</p><p>“It may be a little decadent when you’re taking the environment into consideration, but I do it.”</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:40:31 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 8776 at http://michiganradio.org Which is greener? A gas grill or charcoal? Michigan environmentalists to discuss new pollution rules http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-environmentalists-discuss-new-pollution-rules <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Environmental groups that a favor new federal rules regulating<a href="http://www.thecarbonaccount.com/carbonexplained/"> </a><a href="http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&amp;met_y=en_atm_co2e_pc&amp;idim=country:USA&amp;dl=en&amp;hl=en&amp;q=carbon+emissions">carbon emissions </a>are holding a forum to discuss them. Sun, 27 May 2012 15:49:48 +0000 The Associated Press 7636 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan environmentalists to discuss new pollution rules