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FPL recognized for clean fleet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has bestowed Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) with its 2014 Transportation Efficiency Innovations Award for FPL’s Clean Fleet and Consumer Education Program. With its industry-leading...Show More Summary

A Breakthrough for Utility-Scale Solar Energy on Contaminated Lands?

For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been waging its own less-known campaign to support projects on disturbed, polluted lands. Supported by the stimulus package and the Department of the Interior, developers continue to set records for the biggest solar and wind projects. read more

Clearing the Regulatory Waters

By John Crabtree on April 8, 2014 - 12:00am After a decade of uncertainty over Clean Water Act jurisdiction following Supreme Court challenges in 2001 and 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announced...Show More Summary

EPA- Policy Issue; FDA; and, the Ag Economy- Friday

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)– Policy Issues Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was a guest on yesterday’s AgriTalk radio program with Mike Adams where, in part, the conversation focused on recent EPA water related issues.  An unofficial FarmPolicy.com transcript of yesterday’s complete discussion with Mr. Show More Summary

Manufacturers Deeply Concerned about WOTUS Proposal

On Tuesday, March 25, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a copy ofRead the Rest...

EPA Proposes Major Upgrade for Clean Water Rules

By John Crabtree on March 26, 2014 - 9:31am On March 25, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed an administrative rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. The loopholes left more than half of America’s streams and millions of wetland acres unprotected from pollution. Show More Summary

The EPA Doesn't Have The Legal Authority To Adopt Its New Power Plant Climate Rules

Last March, a young Federal law clerk in Washington, D.C. named William J. Haun wrote a paper for the conservative leaning Federalist Society. In it he argued that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t adopt its planned climate rule for existing power plants. read more

EPA Administrator McCarthy Gives an Overview of EPA’s Clean Water Act Rule Proposal

From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) March 25- In this video, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy provides an overview of the proposed rule for the Clean Water Act and highlights how EPA is taking action to keep America’s waters clean and healthy. For more information about the Clean Water Act rule proposal, go to http://www.epa.gov/uswaters -kg

EPA Misses Critical Opportunity to Control Harmful Runoff Pollution

Last week the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would not be granting a set of petitions which asked the Agency to control harmful polluted stormwater runoff that is degrading waterways in certain regions of the country. read more

BP Reaches Agreement With U.S.

BP PLC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement that will allow the oil and gas company to start doing business again with the federal government.

Tenants and Landlords Can Both Save with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Talk about a win-win. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and government-backed mortgage provider Freddie Mac recently agreed on a plan that will cut carbon emissions and at the same time make rental housing more affordable. read more

EPA Proposes Revision of Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers a Worker Protection Standard (WPS) designed to protect workers exposed to agricultural pesticides. WPS is patterned after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA’s) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for workers in most industrial and commercial settings. Show More Summary

Harvard Policy Initiative Makes the Case for End-Use Energy Efficiency in EPA's Upcoming Rule on Existing Power Plants

Harvard Law School’s Environmental Policy Initiative has published a paper that argues for inclusion of end-use energy efficiency (EE) in the Environmental Protection Agency’s upcoming proposal to curb GHG emissions from existing power plants. read more

Obama’s War on America: Killing Coal to Kill U.S. Electrical Power

President Obama, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, is seeking to deprive America of the use of its enormous reserves of coal in coal-fired plants that produce the electricity on which the economy and all life in America depends. This isn’t just a “war on coal”, it is a war on America and one free […]

Oral Argument Hints that Supreme Court May Trim Back US Industrial Source Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Recently the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in which petitioners challenged the EPA’s “Prevention of Significant Deterioration” (“PSD”) regulations for stationary industrial sources of greenhouse gases. read more

New Phase I Environmental Assessment Standard Just the Starting Point for Managing the Purchase of Contaminated Property

On December 30, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) adopted ASTM E1527-13, an updated Phase I environmental assessment standard for performing all appropriate inquiries to establish landowner liability protections under the U.S. Show More Summary

Math and the EPA Greenhouse-Gas Case

Lawyers generally are good with words. But what about math? Some business groups appear to have conflated different sets of Environmental Protection Agency numbers in submitted briefs on the potential impact of a greenhouse gas case pending at the Supreme Court.

Threatened EPA Official: How to Manage Federal Employees

By James Freeman, The Wall Street Journal An editorial in Saturday's Journal told the story of Mark Townsend, a scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who has been threatened with prison time for alleged errors that appear far less serious than those committed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

The Federal Government's Permitting Process Has Hamstrung Economic Growth

William Poole The federal government is not “permitting” the economy to grow. Yes, that’s “permitting” as in Environmental Protection Agency permits, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permits, Department of Transportation permits, and the list goes on and on. Show More Summary

EPA Releases Final Guidance for Fracking with Diesel

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final permitting guidance for wells that will be hydraulically fractured with diesel fuel. The guidance contains many important protections, based on solid science and EPA’s long experience with underground injection. read more

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