EPA http://nhpr.org en Following Proposed Carbon Regulations, RGGI Allowances Reach Another New High http://nhpr.org/post/following-proposed-carbon-regulations-rggi-allowances-reach-another-new-high <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the latest quarterly auction of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or </span>RGGI<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the cost for the right to emit a ton of carbon has again reached a new high. Speculation that more states could join </span>RGGI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> could be driving interest in carbon allowances.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:34:38 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49825 at http://nhpr.org Following Proposed Carbon Regulations, RGGI Allowances Reach Another New High Behind the Headlines: What New Carbon Rules Mean For New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/behind-headlines-what-new-carbon-rules-mean-new-hampshire <p>A lot of reporters were distracted by the big number in yesterday's announcement of proposed reductions in carbon dioxide emissions: 30 percent by 2030. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Indeed that was the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/02/us-usa-climatechange-epa-idUSKBN0ED0U020140602">lead</a> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/epa-to-propose-cutting-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-coal-plants-30percent-by-2030/2014/06/01/f5055d94-e9a8-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html">sentence</a> </span><a href="http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/71646">in</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/02/obama-rules-coal-climate-change">almost</a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/epa-carbon-rules_n_5428632.html">every</a> <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/epa-to-propose-30-percent-reduction-in-power-plant-carbon-emissions/">news</a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/02/epa-carbon-rules_n_5428632.htm">story</a> about the new rules.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>But the 30 percent figure is not how the Environmental Protection Agency will measure success of the new regulations. The figure is&nbsp;arbitrary, chosen to give some nationwide context to what the state-by-state goals would mean.</p><p>The goals the EPA actually set <a href="http://www.snl.com/InteractiveX/Article.aspx?cdid=A-28272515-14375">vary</a>&nbsp;quite a lot from state to state. And, indeed, how the agency arrived at those figures is a good deal <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-05/documents/20140602tsd-goal-computation.pdf">more complicated</a> than just picking a nice, round number.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:55:27 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49630 at http://nhpr.org Behind the Headlines: What New Carbon Rules Mean For New Hampshire N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-conference-tackles-question-how-can-northeast-adapt-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a> and <a href="http://www.antiochne.edu/" target="_blank">Antioch University New England</a> are hosting a climate change adaptation <a href="http://www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness/" target="_blank">conference</a> in Manchester this week. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 14:56:51 +0000 Amanda Loder 48807 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change? Representatives Of 'Tailpipe' N.H. Applaud Supreme Court Pollution Ruling http://nhpr.org/post/representatives-tailpipe-nh-applaud-supreme-court-pollution-ruling <p></p><p>New Hampshire politicians from both sides of the aisle are praising<a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1182_bqm1.pdf"> a decision from the US Supreme Court</a> upholding the right of EPA to regulate air pollution that crosses state borders.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:46:51 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 47599 at http://nhpr.org Representatives Of 'Tailpipe' N.H. Applaud Supreme Court Pollution Ruling AG's Office Announces Settlement in 'Largest Wetlands Fill In N.H. History' http://nhpr.org/post/ags-office-announces-settlement-largest-wetlands-fill-nh-history <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Attorney General’s office has announced a settlement in what it calls the largest illegal wetlands fill in New Hampshire History. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he company involved faces up to $1.3 million dollars in state and federal fines, restoration, and "supplemental environmental projects."</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:56:41 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 24978 at http://nhpr.org AG's Office Announces Settlement in 'Largest Wetlands Fill In N.H. History' E.P.A. Proposes Lower Nitrogen Limit For Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/epa-proposes-lower-nitrogen-limit-portsmouth <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a higher limit for Nitrogen discharge from Portsmouth&rsquo;s wastewater treatment plant.&nbsp; But city officials are still unsure whether it will actually save the city money. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:43:35 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 10075 at http://nhpr.org Curbing Pollution from Power Plants http://nhpr.org/post/curbing-pollution-power-plants <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 6868 at http://nhpr.org Curbing Pollution from Power Plants Great Bay Communities and EPA Square Off In Exeter http://nhpr.org/post/great-bay-communities-and-epa-square-exeter <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; "><p>Representatives of five New Hampshire towns say the Environmental Protection Agency is imposing wastewater limits on the Great Bay that are a financial burden.&nbsp;They made their case to two members of the Congressional Committee on Oversight at a field hearing held in Exeter Monday. While towns and regulators haggle over the cost of improving waste water treatment, time may be running out for the Great Bay estuary.</p><p><strong>A Contentious Issue</strong></p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 6183 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Communities and EPA Square Off In Exeter How A 'Western Problem' Led To New Drilling Rules http://nhpr.org/post/how-western-problem-led-new-drilling-rules The Environmental Protection Agency's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/18/150891876/new-rules-to-curb-pollution-from-oil-gas-drilling">new air pollution rules</a> for the oil and gas industry may seem like odd timing, as President Obama has been trying to deflect Republican criticism that he overregulates energy industries. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:45:00 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 3213 at http://nhpr.org How A 'Western Problem' Led To New Drilling Rules Patriarch Partners' Plant in Maine Is A Polluter, Report Says http://nhpr.org/post/patriarch-partners-plant-maine-polluter-report-says <p>The Center for Public Integrity has a&nbsp;new&nbsp;report on pollution problems in New England including the Old Town Fuel &amp; Fiber, which is owned by the same company as Gorham Paper and Tissue.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:04:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 1377 at http://nhpr.org