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States Seek Anti-Pollution Action

Northeast claims damage from several upwind areas

December 10, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states petitioned the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions....

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SMART1

Dec-12-13 5:17 AM

Another Obama & Democrat Brainstorm! War on coal is on! Obama and EPA wackos outta control! Can't wait for next election! WV GETTING REDDER EVERYDAY!

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-11-13 7:25 PM

Sorry, "rigid".

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-11-13 7:25 PM

a, when you have 1.3 billion people, you try every alternative, but there is no way they will shut down coal. People still think of the Commies as some ridged top-down monolith. The reality is the regional and local party hacks give Beijing lip service and do what they want. Those coal mines and power plants are owned by the politically connected, Army generals and party hacks. No way they will shut them down.

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-11-13 7:20 PM

Sounder, Went to one of those snob schools myself. So what? 99% of the people over there didn't. I know plenty of guys and gals that went to them that haven't got enough common sense to balance a checkbook, or come in when it's raining.

When I lived in Boston, much of the area was borderline depression squalor. Cambridge was a blue collar slum between two campuses (campii?). The eighties saw a big jump, with a low-cost workforce making computer stuff. But that's mostly gone, went to Korea and Malaysia, then China. A little better than the 70s, but not that much.

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atoddh

Dec-11-13 6:32 PM

this is an epa dream

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atoddh

Dec-11-13 5:52 PM

mike: It is a jv with Westinghouse. Manufacturing is much less in China.Much of the engineering is US. They want to dominate nuclear power and may do so. They may dominate USA gas if the buy CHK which is under consideration. China will move away from coal now. As will India.

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mikeyd

Dec-11-13 3:34 PM

a chinese pre-fab nuclear reactor?who wants one of these in their backyard?their cars can't even pass minimum safety standards.

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sounder

Dec-11-13 1:47 PM

The Northeastern States; diminished political clout as the population of the United States moves westward and into regions of the Southeast but the New England region is blessed with a very educated workforce, superior public, private colleges and universites. Have many of the N-R readers ever visited some of those historic sites, in that region, where the industrial revolution began in America then began to depart in the fifties for the Southern states or simply went out of business leaving empty towns and padlocked mills? That region had the money, will and intellectual resources to rethink itself as in Route 128 outside of Boston; their version of Silicon Valley or that Reaarch Triangle in North Carolina. You think West Virginia might be able to think out of a "coal bin?"--don't hold your breath. What passes for the economic, educated political elite in that state are simply the good ole boys hunkered down around a pot bellied stove.

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atoddh

Dec-11-13 1:24 PM

old: They Chinese are buying up uranium rights in Africa now in a major way. They are looking to acquire at least one mining operation there in which I am a shareholder. In addition, they have a new prefab reactor almost ready to market. They will be able to provide both the nuke facility and the fuel.

Nukes are the answer for there power and extreme pollution.

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-11-13 11:12 AM

Due to the high density of population (in more than one sense), wind power is not practical in most of that area. Too noisy. And offshore will spoil the view.

I propose wind towers near Dover, to harvest the hot air from their governor.

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-11-13 11:08 AM

a, they have lots of coal. They don't have much uranium. Don't hold your breath.

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atoddh

Dec-11-13 12:45 AM

This will be another huge boost to natural gas for power generation in the USA. Coal is a goner.Consol saw this coming.

Old: yes the pollution in China is at crisis levels. Over the top. Look for them to go nuke in a big way, soon, for power.

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daWraith

Dec-10-13 7:29 PM

Lets sum up the summation of the summation of the mastersummation in one line:

If you have Obamacare,no tests are required because the Death Panel says that you are F****D!!

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Dec-10-13 6:08 PM

Most of the power generated here is feeding those idiot liberals in the northeast!!!

So lets shut em all down then see how these fools like their "green" energy solution!!!!!

These clowns are so far out of touch it isn't funny!

There is NOTHING coming from ANY stack around here that will EVER make it that far!

If you drive by any of the new power plant stacks you will see that all their emissions are now staying LOCAL as a direct result of the last round of controls!

There is now more pollution over the northeast that originated in CHINA than that which originates here!

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-10-13 4:43 PM

BTW, there are plenty of local sources of pollution on the East Coast already, and they haven't done as much as they claim on the cleanup. Refineries, steel mills, with cars and trucks everywhere.

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-10-13 4:41 PM

Braintransplant, read my post. Anyone that comes from smog central whining that current air quality constitutes pollution has no meaningful reference point and nothing useful to contribute.

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-10-13 4:39 PM

Some of you people are utter pinheads. The air quality in the most polluted parts of America is HUGELY better than anywhere in Pittsburgh, Gary, Chicago, New York or Los Angeles of thirty years ago. By historic standards we don't HAVE air pollution anymore. Hoop, what scientific journal did you get that from, The Weekly World News? Right below the "Bigfoot and Ross Perot saved my alien baby from zombie vampires" headline?

The only way anyone dies from coal plant exhaust is to stand in the smokestack.

The annual profit of the average utility is well under 3%, hardly gouging. And if the utilities shut down, a lot of the "health and welfare of their families and children" will be affected when they freeze to death.

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caltransplant

Dec-10-13 4:33 PM

CT, what dfoes any of that have to do with the story. East coast residents aren't entitled to clean air, b/c they don't live up to your standards, not that I'm accepting any of that as factual. "your liberal oriented smoke screen". No pun intended? I don't think it's a smoke screen, and I'm sure that many eastern conservatives don't want to inhale our pollution.

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oldsteelmaker

Dec-10-13 4:28 PM

From American Metal Market yesterday: pollution in Eastern China has risen to severe levels. "By December 6, levels had climbed to 448 micrograms ber cubic meter, although unofficial gauges put the density as high as as 505..."

know what the EPA limit is? 15. Remember the 70s? Pittsburghers lived with 200 routinely.

Grow up, whiny Easterners. Just because you were dumb enough to go along with this silliness doesn't mean you have to drag us down with you.

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CTMountaineer

Dec-10-13 12:49 PM

I lived for many years in Connecticut. They are quick to jump on a bandwagon like this, but except for the largest cities there, that state does not even offer its residents public water or sewage treatment. It is the third world part of our country, with towns of 20,000 people living on top of each other with septic tanks and wells. They pollute the water table with impunity, and the many lakes in that state often are not safe for swimming or fishing. Yet they want to criticize states that actually are doing a far better job.

It is your typical liberal oriented smoke screen to provide cover for waste and inefficiency.

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caltransplant

Dec-10-13 9:52 AM

No, dumb1, it's a slap from our neighbors to the north and east. This is why the President, the EPA and liberals are concerned about air quality. The world doesn't revolve around the coal producers. Like you don't vote republican't now!

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mikeyd

Dec-10-13 7:52 AM

send your lawyers to china.

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TrollSlayer

Dec-10-13 7:34 AM

If those Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states states weren’t buying so much cheap coal-fired electricity from us I’d take their complaints about how bad coal is, and how bad we are, more seriously.

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wvhoopie

Dec-10-13 6:59 AM

The so called "war" is and has always been on pollution. States burning coal are dumping their pollution on other states. The chemicals spewed off of burning coal have been proven to be deadly. These Americans have the right to protect the health and welfare of their families and children. The corporations must take a back seat on this. Peoples lives are more important than corporate profits.

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SMART1

Dec-10-13 6:20 AM

Another slap in the face by Obama, Democrat liberals & the EPA!!! I'm voting STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN!!! EPA wackos outta control!!

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