epa http://kbia.org en Ameren blames EPA standards for coal plant closure, Nixon signs bill to allow less restrictions http://kbia.org/post/ameren-blames-epa-standards-coal-plant-closure-nixon-signs-bill-allow-less-restrictions <p></p><p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:24:15 +0000 Associated Press 55780 at http://kbia.org Ameren blames EPA standards for coal plant closure, Nixon signs bill to allow less restrictions No health risk found at Bridgeton complex http://kbia.org/post/no-health-risk-found-bridgeton-complex <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The Environmental Protection Agency says preliminary radiation screening results showed no public health risk at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:31:17 +0000 Associated Press 55232 at http://kbia.org MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River http://kbia.org/post/mu-joins-task-water-quality-mississippi-river <p><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Researchers at the University of Missouri are working towards improving water quality throughout the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:52:06 +0000 Lina Young 54330 at http://kbia.org MU joins task on water quality of Mississippi River Hartzler talks coal power in Moberly amid EPA regulation proposal http://kbia.org/post/hartzler-talks-coal-power-moberly-amid-epa-regulation-proposal <p></p><p>Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler kicked off her “all of the above” energy tour with several stops in Mid-Missouri Tuesday, including the Thomas Hill coal fired power plant near Moberly. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:21:07 +0000 Bailey Harbit & Lina Young 54018 at http://kbia.org Hartzler talks coal power in Moberly amid EPA regulation proposal Columbia power plants react to proposed rules from Obama administration http://kbia.org/post/columbia-power-plants-react-proposed-rules-obama-administration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Obama Administration unveiled new proposed rules for power plants on Monday, but Columbia’s two power plants won’t be drastically affected.</span></p><p>Columbia Water and Light is mandated to purchase at least 5 percent of its electricity from renewable sources because of an ordinance passed by the Columbia City Council and the city’s coal plant only operates part of the year.</p><p>However, the city does currently get its power from a coal burning power plant from Sikeston, Missouri.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:11:13 +0000 Matt Kalish 53923 at http://kbia.org Columbia power plants react to proposed rules from Obama administration Rep. Luetkemeyer asks EPA to reconsider wood stove regulations http://kbia.org/post/rep-luetkemeyer-asks-epa-reconsider-wood-stove-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer is urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider newly proposed regulations for wood-burning stoves.</p><p>Luetkemeyer sent a letter to the EPA Tuesday saying the proposed regulations could increase the costs of manufacturing wood-burning heaters. He said that could make them unaffordable to many people and drive some small manufacturers out of business.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:14:27 +0000 The Associated Press 48725 at http://kbia.org Rep. Luetkemeyer asks EPA to reconsider wood stove regulations Missouri Attorney General Demands More Monitoring Of Smoldering Landfill In Bridgeton http://kbia.org/post/missouri-attorney-general-demands-more-monitoring-smoldering-landfill-bridgeton <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="An underground fire was first detected at the Bridgeton Landfill in December, 2010." data-attribution="Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:10:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 46469 at http://kbia.org Missouri Attorney General Demands More Monitoring Of Smoldering Landfill In Bridgeton Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-threatens-block-epa-administrator <div><p>Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, of Missouri, is threatening to block President Barack Obama's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator until plans are resolved for a long-stalled levee project in southeast Missouri. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:54:45 +0000 Associated Press 30600 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator threatens block on EPA administrator Newscast for August 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-21-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Five senior Missouri Republicans call on Akin to end his campaign</li><li>Akin lets Mo. Senate withdrawal deadline pass</li><li>Columbia to lose its commercial airline service to Memphis</li><li>Court vacates EPA cross-state pollution rule</li></ul> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:46:23 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 19803 at http://kbia.org Court vacates EPA cross-state air pollution rule http://kbia.org/post/court-vacates-epa-cross-state-air-pollution-rule <p>A federal appeals court has vacated an EPA rule that would have limited the amount of power plant pollution that drifts across state lines. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:51:06 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 19801 at http://kbia.org Court vacates EPA cross-state air pollution rule US Senate upholds limits on power plant air pollution http://kbia.org/post/us-senate-upholds-limits-power-plant-air-pollution <em>Updated at 5:50 p.m. to add comments from Senator Roy Blunt.</em><p>The U.S. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:54:35 +0000 editor 16287 at http://kbia.org US Senate upholds limits on power plant air pollution E. coli reading high at Flat Branch Creek http://kbia.org/post/e-coli-reading-high-flat-branch-creek <p>Flat Branch Creek&rsquo;s <em>E. coli</em> readings are much higher than the Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s standards. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:25:53 +0000 Hannah Schmidt 15981 at http://kbia.org E. coli reading high at Flat Branch Creek New strategy unveiled for Hinkson Creek cleanup http://kbia.org/post/new-strategy-unveiled-hinkson-creek-cleanup-0 <p>A new strategy aimed at cleaning up Hinkson Creek was unveiled at a public meeting on Wednesday. The event was led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Boone County, City of Columbia and MU.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:08:31 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11466 at http://kbia.org New strategy unveiled for Hinkson Creek cleanup Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution http://kbia.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-epa-limit-nutrient-pollution <p>A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:00:53 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10575 at http://kbia.org Environmental groups sue EPA to limit nutrient pollution Grant will help keep Columbia creeks clean http://kbia.org/post/grant-will-help-keep-columbia-creeks-clean <p>Boone County and the City of Columbia are using a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study storm-water runoff into Bear Creek, north of I-70. A task force will focus on reducing pollutants, which flow directly into the creek, untreated. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:26:09 +0000 Brian Pepoon 8573 at http://kbia.org Grant will help keep Columbia creeks clean Newscast for January 12, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-12-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:</p><ul><li>Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6pm today</li><li>An Ameren plant in Missouri is a top-ten polluter in the US</li></ul><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:45:36 +0000 Janet Saidi 6912 at http://kbia.org Ameren's Labadie plant named a top greenhouse-gas emitter by EPA http://kbia.org/post/amerens-labadie-plant-named-top-greenhouse-gas-emitter-epa <p>Ameren&rsquo;s coal-fired power plant in Labadie is among the top ten greenhouse gas emitters in the country. That&rsquo;s according to data released today [on Wednesday] by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Véronique LaCapra reports, from St. Louis. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:05:16 +0000 Janet Saidi 6907 at http://kbia.org Ameren's Labadie plant named a top greenhouse-gas emitter by EPA EPA toughens air pollution standards for power plants http://kbia.org/post/epa-toughens-air-pollution-standards-power-plants <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the first-ever national standards to reduce toxic air emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s VERONIQUE LACAPRA reports, the new protections will mean big changes for Missouri. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:28:12 +0000 Janet Saidi 5767 at http://kbia.org EPA toughens air pollution standards for power plants