Confirmation for Scott Pruitt as New EPA Administrator

February 17, 2017, NPR, Politics section:

Scott Pruitt Confirmed to Lead EPA, Environmental Protection Agency

by Scott Detrow, NPR


“Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been confirmed as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Pruitt has long criticized.

The Senate approved Pruitt on a 52-46 vote Friday afternoon, with two Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — voting for his nomination. Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted no.

The vote came after a failed…”


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Carbonxt and United Conveyor Corporation Announce Contract with Midwest Utility


Gainesville, FL –July 7, 2016 – Carbonxt, in partnership with United Conveyor Corporation (UCC), is pleased to announce its selection as the sole-provider of powdered activated carbon (PAC) for a large, PRB-burning Midwest utility. The agreement confirms Carbonxt will provide the most cost-effective solution via its specialized PACs for the entire fleet, approximately 2,000 MW of generation.

CEO David Mazyck, PhD, stated, “Carbonxt is excited…



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EPA Sticks to Its Guns on Mercury Rules

EPA Sticks to Its Guns on Mercury Rules


Courthouse News Service

(CN)– The Environmental Protection Agency is standing by its decision to require power plants to cut emissions and other air pollutants, to comply with the Clean Air Act.

The EPA on Friday issued a final that it is “appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power electric utility” across the United States. The EPA said the benefits…”


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SCOTUS Chief Justice Makes Decision on MATS Rule



EPA’s mercury pollution rule remains in effect

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on Thursday morning allowed the government to keep in effect its rule designed to curb air pollution with mercury and other toxic substances from the smokestacks of power plants.  In a simple order that gave no explanation, and acting without referring the issue to the full Court, the Chief Justice rejected the plea of twenty states to block enforcement while the Environmental Protection Agency continues a study of the cost of the rule to the electric-generating industry.

Last Term, in the case of Michigan v. EPA, the Court ruled…




DC Circuit Court Orders: MATS Rule Remains in Place


D.C. Circuit Leaves MATS Rule In Place as EPA Tackles Cost Consideration
12/16/2015 | Sonal Patel | Power Magazine

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) will remain in effect as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works on a final cost finding, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered on Dec. 15.

The court noted in a two-page order that the EPA “has represented that it is on track to issue…


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Carbonxt and United Conveyor Corporation Announce Contract Expansion with MidAtlantic Utility



Gainesville, FL – November 6, 2015 – Carbonxt and United Conveyor Corporation are pleased to announce the recent signing of a contract amendment with a Mid-Atlantic utility. This amendment expands Carbonxt’s existing contract to provide specialized engineered powdered activated carbons (PACs), making Carbonxt the PAC provider for the utility’s entire fleet. Carbonxt CEO David Mazyck, PhD, stated…

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Carbonxt Announces New Contract with Midwest Utility


Gainesville, FL – October 28, 2015 – Carbonxt is pleased to announce the recent signing of a six-year contract with a large Midwest utility. Per the contract, Carbonxt will supply one of its advanced carbon products to assist the utility with multi-pollutant control for SOx, NOx, and mercury, resulting in approximately $25 million…


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Carbonxt & United Conveyor Corporation Launch Joint Air Quality Control Offering


Waukegan, IL – October 23, 2015  –

Carbonxt and United Conveyor Corporation (UCC) today announced an alliance partnership to jointly provide new emission control systems and sorbents for coal-fired power plants in North America and Europe. This offering combines the two companies’ respective expertise in air quality control systems (AQCS) and activated carbon-based solutions for the removal of mercury, thereby simplifying customer efforts to comply with stringent emission control…



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Carbonxt Response to SCOTUS MATS Ruling

Despite the Supreme Court of the United State’s recent decision to remand the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) regulation back to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the MATS regulations remain in place.  It is expected that the DC Circuit court will issue an order in the next several months regarding next steps for the EPA to reach an appropriate remedy. Thus, the Carbonxt team continues working with utilities and other industry partners to solve their regulation concerns. Many within…

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Air Quality Law Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks EPA Coal Plant Air Toxics Standards

“Earlier today the US Supreme Court issued a 5 to 4 decision in Michigan v. EPA that struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule. The MATS rule imposes stringent hazardous air pollutant (HAP) standards on coal-fired and oil-fired power plants. Estimates of the compliance…”


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