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  • Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is sometimes called, contributed to a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, the trade group said in a statement.
  • California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies

    California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies
    The state Department of Public Health is adopting the nation's first-ever drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen found in water supplies across the state. The department announced Tuesday that it has submitted a final regulation...

    Appeals court upholds EPA limits on air toxicity

    Appeals court upholds EPA limits on air toxicity
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-reaching rule the White House had touted as central...

    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012
    Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday. The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in...

    U.S. appeals court upholds Obama administration limits on air toxics

    U.S. appeals court upholds Obama administration limits on air toxics
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-...