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Arizona sues U.S. EPA over coal power plant emissions

Reuters -- Arizona challenged in federal court U.S. environmental regulators efforts to force Arizona power companies to spend up to $1 billion to install pollution control equipment at three coal plants to reduce haze in the region's national parks.

Arizona's Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement last week the emission control measures proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would not affect health or be reduce emissions visible to the human eye.

"This is an absurd action that would significantly raise utility rates for most Arizonans without providing any benefit to anyone," Horne said in a statement.

Officials at the EPA were not immediately available for comment.

On behalf of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which filed a plan to reduce emissions


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tomok
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:08:08 PM

Arizona sues U.S. EPA over coal power plant emissions! Why is Arizona burning dirty coal contaminated with many different elements and compounds that are very harmful to life and the environment, use other sources of fuel that are much much cleaner to burn!
There is NO Clean Coal!
Would you breathe the smoke from these coal burning monsters? If not, why would you allow this smoke to settle or drift through areas of the US that are some of the last natural and pristine areas of the US? Wake up people and smell the smoke!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:26:00 AM

I guess they can't decide if they want to be too strict or not strict enough?
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:47:41 PM

it's Arizona --
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 5:02:44 AM

oh yea, it's okay to kill the rest of the native population there. One way to exterminate them w/out guns ...
ciimike
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:44:09 AM

Sometimes, the EPA is ridiculous in their rules and other times, they let corporations get away with murder.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 5:50:27 AM

I strongly disagree with the EPA.
GasCzarCO
Champion Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:47:51 AM

Does anyone believe the President has time to oversee the EPA or any other govt. agency?
52MPG
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:14:55 AM

Part of BO's change.
bby
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:07:39 AM

Ok
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:06:14 AM

go Arizona
Ray_10589
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:04:27 AM

hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:52:09 PM

A suit against the EPA only hurts the countries tax payers. Maybe we should let China borrow these guys for a while.
SilliesRock
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:41:29 PM

cOuldn't they just HANG 'em as a warning?
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:39:28 PM

Wonder who will win this one?
RAE344
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:36:59 PM

The war against the EPA has begun and their leader just quit a few weeks ago. She must have know that it was a sinking ship.
10k
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:36:54 PM

RERUN:

but this is the best kind of rerun-"we the people" fighting back..go arizona, go..

the only way it gets better is when we retake our country, one piece at a time, if need be..
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:36:12 PM

EPA does not know what it is doing. They have dopes working who have degrees, but not wisdom.
rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:34:03 PM

More of the OBIMINATION of America Plan to destroy America, the American Middle Class and turn America into a Third World Country by the Anti- Colonialist occupant of the White House.
purplebears
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:33:55 PM

Beijing wishes they had an EPA.
rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:33:51 PM

Pretty much expect looney politics out of Arizona. Grim that air pollution is an issue there (I've seen it at the Grand Canyon); and grim that state officials would rather start a fight they likely can't win with EPA over a visible problem. Coal is a filthy way to generate power, environmentally speaking - to say nothing of the atrocious environmental practices of the coal mining industry. If it's not cost effective to clean up the old power plants, they should make way for cleaner natural gas or other choices - and that's the real reason the coal plants aren't economically viable, with natural gas abundant and cheap, they can't compete.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:32:42 PM

another article making the rounds
RambleOn
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:30:18 PM

Kick the EPA in a few places I can't mention. Kick them several times there.
Glock26
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:28:33 PM

Interesting!!!
boatmen
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:27:36 PM

ok everyone is lawsuit crazy Do the right thing for our kids
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:27:24 PM

What's wrong with scrubbers? Maybe the government could prioritize the implementation of their recommendations in their free and easy subsidization sprees that have resulted in non-successes such as Solyndra and others.
DCbeachbum
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:26:55 PM

THe EPA is trying to get rid of the Coal Industry by stunts like this. By making one size fits all type regulations.
silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:24:10 PM

And i hope they win hands down!
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:23:45 PM

Arizona, I like your efforts.
MrLuigi
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:23:12 PM

all the power to ya AZ
bikechuck
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:22:28 PM

At least one state has the fortitude to take on the overzealous federal government. Lets get states rights back!
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:19:00 PM

You go Arizona.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:18:31 PM

Go Arizona.....Ban the EPA.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:18:25 PM

Good grief. Throw money at the problem and make it go away.
EvPv
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:17:43 PM

no smog at my house on a hill in Maine they has maybe 2 days a year where the top wind gust does not hit 10 mph.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:17:30 PM

goods for Arizona
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:16:10 PM

Good luck with that.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:14:18 PM

I have a brother who lives in Tucson, AZ.
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:12:09 PM

I'm digging the governor
ican2step
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:11:59 PM

It ALL gets passed down to the consumer.
sjhman
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:09:52 PM

Arizona strikes again!
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:08:56 PM

Go Arizona! Tired of the EPA just rolling over people! Time someone kicked sand in this "bully's face!!!
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:08:43 PM

Can it be proven?
Quick68
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:08:13 PM

Old news.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:07:42 PM

Go for Arizona.
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:05:32 PM

Hope for AZ.
coyotegirl1
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:03:41 PM

The EPA really ought to focus on the smog and pollution in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

I once lived there for five months at the end of fall and the beginning of winter. During the blizzard of 2008 / 2009, I noticed the snow had a brownish / yellow color to it, as it stuck to the sides of trees and telephone poles.

I also went to visit the city's of Aurora, Golden, Denver and the Redrocks Park and Music Ampitheater in Morrison Colorado. I seen for myself the smog and pollution problems Denver has and it's awful.

So if the EPA cares about the environment like they should, then they should do something for it.
JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:02:30 PM

AZ= mess
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:02:22 PM

Thanks for posting
charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:58:00 PM

alright
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:56:58 PM

check
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:51:13 PM

This is crazy
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