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Clean-energy plan flawed

For states with nuclear power plants or where new reactors are under construction, the Environmental Protection Agency's blindness to its importance in carbon mitigation is alarming.Nuclear power's environmental record is impressive. In 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-25/clean-energy-plan-flawed
Mercedes-Benz, Nissan debuting 2015 models

...enters the small market for fully electric cars in the U.S. with the B-Class hatchback. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that its 177-horsepower motor can go 85 miles on a charge, but Mercedes claims that's closer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-11-20/mercedes-benz-nissan-debuting
Developer in rural Georgia tries building coal-fired power plant

...Ebersbach, an attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, which has challenged the plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may clarify what will happen when it publishes a final rule next year."I think it probably is going to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-15/developer-rural-georgia-tries
Hearing on new Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan rules Tuesday in Atlanta

...Atlanta on Tuesday to voice their concerns.About 15 people from Augusta will attend the hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, said April Wilson, a member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club."We want the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-28/hearing-new-environmental-pr
Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100 million to end probe of overstated mileage

...overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty Monday. It is the first under new rules aimed at limiting the amount of heat-trapping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/hyundai-kia-pay-us-100-mil
Investment in solar panels can pay off with gas-free driving

...Kentucky, the Volt was the better choice because he needs the security of a backup gas engine.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fuel-economy Web site - www.fueleconomy.gov ? lists the number of kilowatt hours that a car uses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-02/investment-solar-panels-ca
Business news

...U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.The Environmental Protection Agency says fuel economy last year rose one-half mile per gallon over the 2012 model year, mainly because automakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/business-news
Sales tax free weekend on energy- and water-efficent products ends Sunday

...high-efficiency toilets, bathroom sink faucets and showerheads. The items must be labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.At Lowe's on Bobby Jones Expressway, the store advertises the holiday to customers so they're aware...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-03/sales-tax-f
Georgia lawmaker describes a 'screwed-up mess'

...campaigns signaled a topic of wide interest.But it's not an issue they'll be able to vote on. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are considering rules designed to enforce the Clean Water Act of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-26/georgia-lawmaker-describ
Pass regs to protect water

...into the Savannah River and into the drinking water for 4.9 million Georgians.Thankfully, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to protect the Savannah River. This spring, the EPA proposed a rule to close the loopholes in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-18/pass-regs-protect-water