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Luminant to keep units online as court halts EPA rule

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Luminant Generation Co. will continue operating two coal-fired electricity units it had previously planned to close now that a federal court temporarily halted a pollution regulation from being implemented, the company said Friday.
Members of the Iran Navy participate in a 2011 drill in the Sea of Oman. (AP Photo/International Iran Photo Agency, Ali Mohammadi)

Iran threats add new dimension to Keystone XL debate

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Threats by Iran to cut off the Strait of Hormuz, through which nearly a fifth of the world’s oil is transported, have further energized both sides in the debate over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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EPA rules could upset the balance of power

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New environmental regulations, coming amid warnings that Texas might not meet its electricity needs next summer, could set up a legal dilemma for regulators, grid operators and generators.
Steam rises from stacks at the ConocoPhillips refinery  in Rodeo, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

EPA tells nation’s dirty power plants to clean up

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The EPA unveiled the first-ever national standards for toxic emissions from power plants, in rules that undoubtedly will affect the electric power picture in Texas.
A Texas power plant operates natural gas and coal-fired units. (AP Photo)

EPA finalizes air-toxics rule for power plants, likely will unveil it today

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The Environmental Protection Agency is expected Wednesday to announce its first-ever standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, capping months of debate over a rule that Republicans and utilities have decried and environmental and health groups have hailed.
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Luminant hopes plant restart eventually possible

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Luminant reiterated its hopes that it later might restart two power plants the company plans to idle to comply with a new regulation.
Industry and environmental interests are debating whether efforts to reduce smog would increase greenhouse gas emissions.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Corrected: EPA to require 5 more states to cut smog-season emissions in cross-state rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency has added five states to its upcoming Cross-State Air Pollution Rule for summertime reductions of smog-forming emissions .
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Groups say light bulb compromise is no bright idea

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Consumer, environmental and manufacturing interests all criticized a measure that delays new light bulb efficiency standards as part of a compromise to avoid another government shutdown.
A massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in Sept. 2010 after a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipeline exploded . (AP photo)

Congress passes wrong version of pipeline bill

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Just when it seems Republicans and Democrats are getting along, both parties had a small gaffe — a Rick Perry moment, if you may.
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A Texas power plant operates natural gas and coal-fired units. (AP Photo)

Much at stake with final EPA power-plant rule

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As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize a proposed rule to sharply cut mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, political pressure on the Obama administration from both sides of the issue has intensified.