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Court: EPA Can Stop Some Power Plant Modifications

Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2013

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Michigan Ranks 7th Worst State For Toxic Air Pollution From Power Plants

Michigan is the seventh worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to an analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2012

Consumers Energy Co.'s J.H. Campbell Generating Complex near West Olive. Consumers Energy photo.

N.C. Firm Gets $55M Deal To Refurbish West Michigan Power Plant

Babcock & Wilcox Co. Monday announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. has been awarded contracts valued at approximately $55 million to design and supply environmental control equipment and design and engineer a boiler economizer for Consumers Energy’s J.H. Campbell Generating Complex near West Olive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2012

DTE headquarters. (WWJ file photo)

DTE Picks California Firm For $157M Air Quality Project In Monroe

URS Corp. Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Detroit-based DTE Energy to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the installation of a selective catalytic reduction system at its Monroe Power Plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2012

UM doctoral candidate Laura Sherman collecting a precipitation sample at a study site in Florida. Sampling tripod includes funnels to collect precipitation and a tipping bucket rain gauge. Photo courtesy of James Barres

‘Fingerprinting’ Tracks Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plant

For the first time, the chemical “fingerprints” of the element mercury have been used by University of Michigan researchers to directly link environmental pollution to a specific coal-burning power plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011