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
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.
On December 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule regulating Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR), better known asRead the Rest...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is just weeks away from proposing a new ozone standard that the NAM estimates couldRead the Rest...
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...
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...
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
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
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, […]
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
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