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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

A Texas power plant operates natural gas and coal-fired units. (AP Photo)

GOP, industry target EPA toxic-pollution rule

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A top Republican is mounting a push to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s new mercury and air-toxics standards for power plants.
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. September 2011. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg)

Obama tells Congress he wants “all of the above” energy strategy

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President Obama made the case Tuesday night for producing more of the United States’ energy supplies domestically in pursuing an “all-of-the-above” approach to further bolster the economy and national security.