EPA http://kunm.org en EPA grants stay in NM emissions case http://kunm.org/post/epa-grants-stay-nm-emissions-case <p>On Monday, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez that an alternative to dealing with haze-causing pollution at a New Mexico power plant should be worked out among stakeholders.</p><p>EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a letter sent to the governor that such an alternative would be in the environmental and economic best interests of the state.</p><p>Jackson signed a 90-day stay so the parties can evaluate alternatives for the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:32:16 +0000 Laura Paskus & Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press 15101 at http://kunm.org EPA grants stay in NM emissions case EPA sets tighter standards for soot pollution http://kunm.org/post/epa-sets-tighter-standards-soot-pollution <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new air quality standards to lower the amount of <font color="red">soot</font> allowed from diesel trucks, buses, power plants and other sources.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">The long-delayed rule responds to a court order that required the Obama administration to update air quality standards under the Clean Air Act. </span></p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:47:29 +0000 The Associated Press & Laura Paskus 14327 at http://kunm.org