Clean coal still remains an elusive goal.
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children." Native American proverb
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No man is an island,
Entire of itself. . .
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
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According to a recent Daily Press article, "Dominion spokeswoman Bonita Billingsley Harris said the company has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for permission to keep the Yorktown coal units running until June 2017.
She said the company understands that the EPA will issue its permission on or shortly after its current exemption expires. The plant, which runs only at times when demand is high, is not currently generating power."
We just heard that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the request of the American Farm Bureau Federation and its allies to take up their case challenging the legality of the Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan known as the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
This is perhaps THE most historic day for the Bay, its thousands of rivers and streams, and the 17 million people that call this region home. Everyone who cares about clean water can breathe easier now that the Supreme Court has let stand the lower court decision that the Blueprint is perfectly legal under the federal Clean Water Act.