Summary:

Bid to Limit Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Mining:“The Environmental Protection Agency issued tough new water quality guidelines on Thursday that could curtail some of the most contentious coal mining techniques used across Appalachia.” — New York Times

Bid to Limit Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Mining:“The Environmental Protection Agency issued tough new water quality guidelines on Thursday that could curtail some of the most contentious coal mining techniques used across Appalachia.” — New York Times

Step Aside, Guzzlers: “Electric cars, hybrids and fuel-efficient small cars took center stage at the New York International Auto Show. Pushed to the back were vehicles boasting big horsepower and glamorous styling, but with little fuel efficiency.” — Reuters

Transit Gets the Axe: “Budget shortfalls exacerbated by the lingering recession have forced 84 percent of local transit agencies to hike fares, cut service, or begin considering one or both of those options since the beginning of 2009, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association.” — Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Electric RaceAbout Unveiled in Helsinki: A 4-wheel-drive electric sports car from Finland’s RaceAbout Association “is now headed to the U.S. for this month’s ‘shakedown stage’ of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition.” — Autoblog Green

Time for AMAT to Exit the Thin-Film Solar Biz?: Goldman Sachs says Applied Materials needs to “express some open mindedness about exiting the thin-film solar business” in order for its stock to outperform analysts’ expectations. — Greentech Media

By Josie Garthwaite

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