Environmental Protection Agency http://nhpr.org en New Woodstove Rules Could Clear The Air, Push Up Prices http://nhpr.org/post/new-woodstove-rules-could-clear-air-push-prices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A new EPA Clean Air standard for wood stoves is set to take effect next year.</p><p>It has been 25 years since the EPA wrote the first woodstove regulations. Since the rules were last refreshed, the health hazards from the unburned particles in wood smoke have been researched and quantified. But with the new rules now pending, manufacturers are saying that prices for new stoves will rise, and worry that will result in more people sticking with dirty old stoves.</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cheap, But Dirty</strong></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:16:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 43543 at http://nhpr.org New Woodstove Rules Could Clear The Air, Push Up Prices EPA Proposes Tighter Woodstove Emissions Standards http://nhpr.org/post/epa-proposes-tighter-woodstove-emissions-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/" target="_blank">EPA</a> is <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/proposed-new-source-performance-standards-residential-wood-heaters" target="_blank">proposing stricter emissions standards</a> for </span>wood stoves<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Manufacturers would have to build stoves that burn 80 percent cleaner than current models. &nbsp;And for the first time, pellet stoves would be held to the same standards. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 41254 at http://nhpr.org EPA Proposes Tighter Woodstove Emissions Standards RGGI States To EPA: Let Us Regulate Power Plant Carbon http://nhpr.org/post/rggi-states-epa-let-us-regulate-power-plant-carbon <p></p><p>The nine states that are members of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have written the EPA to ask that RGGI be used as a model for forthcoming national regulations on emissions from existing power plants.</p><p>The EPA has already released rules on how much carbon dioxide new power plants are allowed to emit, But the rules that will crack down on existing plants are still in the works.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:39:19 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 39442 at http://nhpr.org RGGI States To EPA: Let Us Regulate Power Plant Carbon Ghost Factories http://nhpr.org/post/ghost-factories <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What are “ghost factories?”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Philip Walker, Hartford, CT</em></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:04:00 +0000 32138 at http://nhpr.org Ghost Factories Intervale Firm Accused of Water Pollution In The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/intervale-firm-accused-water-pollution-north-country <p>An Intervale firm is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency over allegations of water pollution in the North Country.</p><p>&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>CSG Holdings &ndash; also known as Columbia Sand &amp; Gravel - is accused of allowing polluted water to get into the Connecticut River.</p><p>&ldquo;The nature of the discharge from the site contained large amounts of suspended solids basically. &nbsp;Sand. &nbsp;Silt.&rdquo;</p><p>That&rsquo;s David Deegan, an <a href="http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region1.html">EPA </a>spokesman.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:47:12 +0000 Chris Jensen 3011 at http://nhpr.org