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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Muskegon utility hopes for new use of closed plant

(AP) — Consumers Energy is committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years, officials with the utility said. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. offered updates Tuesday on plans to decommission the B.C. Cobb plant in Muskegon, The Muskegon Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1ieEAKE ...

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22 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Commissioners seek protest guidance from BLM

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho County commissioners have sent a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management asking for guidance concerning a protest planned by suction dredgers upset with federal regulations. Robin Boyce, acting manager for the Cottonwood Field Office, said the BLM is working on a response to the event planned on the Salmon River in central Idaho ...

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APR 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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New book tells story of PCB pollution in Anniston

The book details how the production of the chemical polychlorinated biphenyls led to Anniston being once listed among the most toxic towns in America. A sprawling factory made the chemical in Anniston for generations, and the resulting pollution resulted in a multimillion dollar legal settlement.

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APR 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Earth Day events come to Maine

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Mainers are celebrating Earth Day with events ranging from a search for invasive insects to a candidate for governor announcing his energy policy. Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud is also coming to Yarmouth to announce his plan to cut heating costs and limit pollution that he says causes global warming.

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APR 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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MPCA board considers feedlot rule updates

(AP) — The citizens board that oversees the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is considering a set of updates to the state's environmental rules for livestock feedlots. The board is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to drop a requirement for large feedlots to have water quality permits under the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System if they don't discharge manure ...

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