Environmental Protection Agency http://wlrn.org en EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants http://wlrn.org/post/epa-wants-limit-greenhouse-gases-new-coal-power-plants The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.<p>Under the proposal, released Friday, any new plant that runs on coal would be permitted to emit only about half as much carbon dioxide as an average coal plant puts into the air today.<p>EPA administrator Gina McCarthy tells NPR the steps the EPA is proposing in the rule to address climate change "can ac Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:31:42 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 20901 at http://wlrn.org EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants Enjoy Florida's Wetlands Before They Disappear http://wlrn.org/post/enjoy-floridas-wetlands-they-disappear <p>The recently-wrapped <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/list-florida-legislation-passed-failed-2013" target="_blank">2013 Florida Legislative session</a>&nbsp;was an active one for those who track environmental issues in the Sunshine State. Thu, 09 May 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13708 at http://wlrn.org Enjoy Florida's Wetlands Before They Disappear Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida? http://wlrn.org/post/who-controls-water-standard-levels-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Behind a Florida waterway, a seemingly untroubled scene – behind the turtle sunbathing atop the limestone rock, the water control structure and layers of&nbsp;sawgrass&nbsp;– there’s a political backstage.</span></p><p>The actors: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which currently holds control over water standard levels in Florida, and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which wants it.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Allison Goodman 11046 at http://wlrn.org Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida?