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Texas Grid Regulator Cites Very Little Burden in Complying with EPA's Clean Power Plan

Well, it didn’t take long before the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released, at the request of Texas’ very political Public Utilities Commission, another report about the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rules designed to protect public health. read more

Low pesticide residue found in most produce sampled

Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99 percent had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances.

EPA Issues Final Rule on Coal Ash

On December 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule regulating Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR), better known asRead the Rest...

Illinois Legislators Pledge Support for EPA's Proposed Carbon Regulations

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sorts through the more than 1.6 million comments received on its proposed Clean Power Plan, one group is stepping out to pledge its support of the landmark proposal. 53 Illinois legislators recently signed a letter urging the EPA to finalize the plan. read more

EPA Approves Bayer CropScience’s ILeVO® for SDS

Bayer CropScience announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against infections caused by the Sudden Death Syndrome fungus and has activity against dangerous nematodes in the seed zone. Show More Summary

Everyone Likes to Breathe

This past week, at President Obama's direction, the Environmental Protection Agency continued to use its extensive powers granted under the Clean Air Act (thank you, 1970 United States Congress) and announced a new, tighter regulation on ozone pollution. read more

Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger The science used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support and justify its proposed rule “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Sources:...Show More Summary

Does Texas Need a Carbon Tax to Meet EPA Climate Rules?

The Texas grid has (mostly) kept the lights on despite having minimal reserve margins for years. But if ERCOT, which operates the state’s grid, implements the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions, it will reduce grid reliability in the state even further. read more

In the Clean Power Plan, the EPA and States can Count on Advanced Energy to Do More

Methodologies utilized by the Environmental Protection Agency in setting state-by-state targets based on expected use of energy efficiency and renewable energy to reduce emission rates significantly underestimate their potential, both today and in the future. read more

AgVoice4Choice Urges Growers to ACT Now

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on the “Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production” concluding that “these seed treatments provide little or no overall benefits to soybeanShow More Summary

NCC scorns EPA’s lack of decision on RFS standard

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a year. According to statute, EPA is supposed to finalise each year's RFS rule by the previous November. "Instead of providing the...

Corn and Soybean Groups React to EPA Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced they will not be finalizing the the 2014 applicable percentage of standards under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year. They also announced that the compliance deadline for 2013 RFS standards will also take place in 2015. Show More Summary

Manufacturers support H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is just weeks away from proposing a new ozone standard that the NAM estimates couldRead the Rest...

Pork council wants ‘waters of the US’ rule withdrawn

The US National Pork Producers Council has filed comments with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed ‘Waters of the US’ rule' requesting it be withdrawn. Currently, the agencies' jurisdiction – based on several U.S. Supreme Court decisions – includes 'navigable' waters...

US poultry orgs criticise ‘Waters of the US’ rule

The US Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation have filed comments with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed ‘Waters of the US’ rule' requesting it be withdrawn. The proposed rule, dated April 21, 2014, was developed by the E...

Cellulosic Ethanol

The hand-wringing and soul-searching that has gone on at the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol to be blended in the gasoline in 2014 is emblematic of a policy based on optimistic projections divorced from reality. read more

Ag Groups Urge President to Reject Biofuels Cuts

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and several other agricultural sent a letter to President Obama last week asking him to intervene with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed cuts in the 2014 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard. Show More Summary

Eric Holder’s Parting Gift? $100 Million fine for Hyundai, Kia for Gas Mileage Claims

WASHINGTON — Kia and Hyundai have been fined $100 million for their claims on the fuel economy ratings of their vehicles. The claims were unfounded, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Justice concluded the same in their investigation. The New York Times reported the two companies, both based in South Korea, […]

Listening Sessions Planned on Pollinator Strategy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA are hosting two public listening sessions this month for stakeholders to provide input to assist the Pollinator Health Task Force in development of a federal strategy to protect honey bees and other pollinators. T The Task Force is asking for input on the types of activities that could be part of the strategy,... Read More

Achieving DoE's SunShot Goals Could Dramatically Reduce the Costs and Benefits of EPA's Climate Rule

If the overall costs of solar energy continue to fall as they have in the past, then claims about the substantial costs or the emissions reductions due to the Environmental Protection Agency 's new power plant greenhouse gas rule are almost certainly overblown. read more

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