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Alaskaepoedia

...important role in shaping the natural environment. It provides suitable conditions for a variety of ecosystems, cleanses air pollutants and, through erosion and flooding, can even influence geography and topography. You also hope rain is the reason...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-26/alaskaepoedia
Neighbors
Outside Editorial: The EPA's rule on mercury will save lives

...to regulate electric utilities under its hazardous air pollutants program only if it finds that such regulation "is...co-benefits" - that is, from reductions in other air pollutants that will result from efforts to reduce mercury emissions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-29/epas-rule-mercury-will-save-lives
Opinion
Coal racking up record shipments

...massive Beluga coal field is less dirty in one respect: Burning it creates smaller amounts of sulfur dioxide, a noxious air pollutant. But burning it still generates the carbon dioxide emissions implicated in global warming. The price of coal exported...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122710/sta_762164663.shtml
News
Legislators have too much time on hands

...In fact, the Reusable Bag organization (reusablebags.com) reports that paper bags generate 70 percent more air pollutants and 50 times more water pollutants than plastic bags. This is not to say plastic bags are the clear winners over...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042707/let_20070427027.shtml
Opinion
EPA grants air permit to Shell for Arctic offshore drilling in Chukchi sea off Alaska coast

...permits in December.The EPA said Monday that under the new permits, Shell will reduce its fleet emissions of most key air pollutants, including fine particulates and nitrogen dioxide, by more than 50 percent from levels allowed in the 2010 permits...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-20/epa-grants-air-permit-shell-arctic-offs
State
Shell clears EPA hurdle to Alaska Arctic drilling

...Beaufort Sea starting in July 2012.The permit authorizes air pollutant emissions during Shell's exploration drilling with...year. The permit limits Shell's emissions of most air pollutants to less than 250 tons per year, which is the "major...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-10-21/shell-clears-epa-hurdle-alaska-arctic-d
State
New rules mostly miss AEL&P's diesel plants

...comply to national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, also known as maximum achievable control technology...said. The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, passed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-12-22/new-rules-mostly-miss-aelampps-diesel-p
Local
Shell Oil deciding on Alaska offshore drilling

...told the EPA that it should limit Shell's emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and other air pollutants. Shell's emissions would be equivalent to the exhaust of millions of cars, they said, citing EPA's own calculations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110609/sta_513335116.shtml
Shell Oil deciding on Alaska offshore drilling

...told the EPA that it should limit Shell's emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and other air pollutants. Shell's emissions would be equivalent to the exhaust of millions of cars, they said, citing EPA's own calculations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110609/sta_513335287.shtml
MyTurn: New Juneau dock may present a health risk

...bunker fuels to run their propulsion and auxiliary engines while in port. Cruise ship air emissions contain criteria air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter. Exposure to these pollutants...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111609/opi_517185250.shtml

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