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Proposal addresses pollution at Navajo coal plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by 84 percent at a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, but a group that includes the plant's operator says it can do better. Full story

Iowa amends GPC lawsuit over pollution controls

Iowa has amended a lawsuit filed against Grain Processing Corp. in Muscatine with additional allegations the company failed to obtain certain air permits or and didn't report all air pollutants. Full story

China plans to spend $275B to cut air pollution

China will spend $275 billion to tackle air pollution over the next five years, highlighting how the issue has become a priority for the leadership. Full story

EPA reverses course, nixes Idaho pollution rule

Idaho water quality regulators must go back to the drawing board after the federal government this week rejected a 2-year-old rule that allowed some new pollution to be discharged into the state's prized waterways without review. Full story

2 shipping companies fined $10.4M in dumping case

Two international shipping firms will pay $10.4 million in penalties for obstructing justice and illegally dumping pollutants. Full story

Northeast cuts power plant polluting allowances

Less carbon dioxide is polluting the air in the Northeast, prompting state environmental officials to cut allowances for emissions in one of only two cap-and-trade programs in the United States. Full story

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Obama Reveals Bold New Climate Change Plan

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  Alternative energy going mainstream

While President Obama recently outlined plans for limiting pollution and encouraging new energy technologies, experts say it's the consumer interest in alternative energy and efficiency that's driving alternatives mainstream. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

  Obama directs EPA to limit power plant pollution

President Obama called on the EPA to act, saying he refuses to condemn future generations to “a planet that’s beyond fixing.” NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

  Obama's pressing speech on climate change

Chris Hayes talks to former Republican governor of New Jersey, Christine Todd Whitman, who was head of the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush, and climate activist Tim DeChristopher, about the substantive nature of the president's climate change speech.

  ‘Data is the pollution problem of the information age’

There's a factual dispute about whether the NSA had direct access to internet servers. Chris Hayes talks to Bruce Schneier, security expert, and Colleen Taylor, reporter for TechCrunch and TechCrunch TV.

  Air quality continues to improve

According to the American Lung Association’s ‘State of the Air’ report, 42 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution, but there has been progress in reducing overall particle pollution. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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