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Revised Clean Water Rule Is Refined and Improved

On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources from pollution...Show More Summary

Administration Finalizes WOTUS with Few Changes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule that has become known as the Waters of the United States or WOTUS. According to EPA, the rule “ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water...Show More Summary

"Greens" fighting Pebble mine are helping Rio Tinto, Anglo-American and BHP Billiton

On February 28, 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a preemptive veto of the Pebble project, citing its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. That action was initiated even though the developers had not yet filed a permit request read more


Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan Phase I April 2015 (North American Reliability Council) Executive Summary The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines...Show More Summary

Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas are on the Rise, Confirm Latest EPA Data

Methane emissions from the US oil and gas sector increased, according to new data finalized today by the Environmental Protection Agency. Sadly, the figures come as no surprise, based on preliminary numbers and plenty of other observations, both scientific and anecdotal. read more

Electric Reliability and the Clean Power Plan: Perspectives of a Former Regulator

There is no great disagreement that the United States energy system is transforming. With or without additional environmental regulations, like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, this transition is occurring. read more

States Clear Path for Clean Power Plan; Coal Industry and ALEC Floundering

More and more states are putting politics aside and preparing themselves to work with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon pollution and tackle climate change. Attacks on the Clean Power Plan have already failed in several state legislatures, including Mississippi, South Dakota and Virginia, while governors in key states are gearing up […]

EPA Sets Timeline for Biofuels Volumes

Under a court settlement with the oil industry, the Environmental Protection Agency will now release the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biofuels by June 1, 2015, and issue the final 2014 and 2015 RFS blending targets by November 30, 2015. Show More Summary

GE conducts first production test of Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive engine

GE Transportation has completed the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine, which meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards.

The EPA's Mercury Rule Will Cost The Economy At Least $16 Billion Per Year

The Environmental Protection Agency says its new Mercury and Air Toxics Standard—the legality of which is before the U.S. Supreme Court this term—will produce $24 to $80 billion in net economic benefits to U.S. citizens by improving their health. But has the EPA doctored its benefit figures? read more

Legal Debate on EPA's Power Plan Takes Center Stage

For the past two weeks, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan” for power sector carbon emissions has been the center of an ongoing debate between some of the nation’s foremost constitutional and environmental law scholars. read more

Power Plant Owners can Reduce Emissions with Energy Efficiency: Here's How

When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed carbon pollution targets for fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Power Plan last summer, the agency recognized that energy efficiency is a powerful tool for reducing emissions in the electricity sector. read more

EPA to Energy Industry: Stop Being So Lazy!

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new emissions rule, whose draft was released Monday, appears to be aimed squarely at the nation’s massive coal-based utility industry. By 2030, power plants will have to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 level. Show More Summary

The Efficiency Experts

The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement this week of new standards for power plant emissions produced howls of opposition from manufacturers and coal-country politicians. How can America’s utility industry hope to meet...Show More Summary

Cost Consideration: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Michigan v. EPA

Today the Supreme Court hears arguments in Michigan v. EPA, to resolve whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must considerRead the Rest...

Ag Secretary and EPA Chief at NFU

The heads of both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency spoke to the National Farmers Union (NFU) convention in Wichita Monday. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $97 million in programsShow More Summary

FDA and EPA agree to share data on pesticides

The Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to share data on pesticides and toxic substances.

Energy Quote of the Day: On Florida's Climate Change Denial

First reported in an article by Tristram Korten, officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the same agency who is tasked to study the climate and prepare for natural disasters, were told that they were “not allowed to discuss anything that was not a true fact.” read more

All cost, no benefit – EPA proposes onerous 33 year monitoring requirement for ISR mining

On Jan 26, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that will have the effect — intended or unintended — of eliminating in-situ leach (ISL) uranium mining in the US. The technology, which the EPA choses to call in-situ recovery (ISR), is the dominant technology used by operating mines. Show More Summary

Wind Energy and Issues of Intermittency

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

As the infographic above explains, wind energy can help reliably meet a large portion of the nation’s electricity needs today. That means that states can turn to wind energy to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution. Show More Summary

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