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There’s some rare good news on the energy pollution front, confirmed by groundbreaking new use of satellite imagery. Emissions of sulfur dioxide, the acid rain precursor that ravages respiratory health, have fallen in half since 2005 over what has been one of the most coal-heavy areas of the eastern United States, reported scientists using the…

  Attacking the long-standing problem of coal power plant pollution that drifts across state borders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized rules that will force a sharp reduction in the smokestack emissions. Here’s a look at EPA’s new regulations, by the numbers: Number of states that will need to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2),…