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Want to Use Energy Efficiency to Benefit Low-Income Communities in Planning for the Clean Power Plan? We’ve Got a Guide for That

The Clean Power Plan may be stayed, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to guide states who are considering their compliance options. Recently, the EPA indicated its commitment to moving ahead with the Clean Power Plan by sending a proposal on the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) to the Office of Management and Budget.

Ahold USA among leaders in green power

Retailer Ahold USA is No. 18 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national top 100 list of largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership.

Waters of the U.S. Rule: Focus of Senate Debate, and Court Ruling

A news release yesterday from Sen. John Hoeven (R., N.D.) indicated that, “[Sen. Hoeven] today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a vote on his legislation to defund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule, which would prevent its implementation. The senator stressed the rule’s severe impacts and excessive scope, as […]

Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. joins EPA’s GreenChill program

Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. recently joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill program, a partnership with food retailers to reduce emissions and decrease effects on the ozone layer and climate change.

Environmental Leader Podcast: Diesel Engines On the Road to a Cleaner Environment

Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a report to Congress that the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) had resulted in the upgrading or replacement of 73,000 diesel engines since 2013. This resulted, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, in cleaner operations and cost savings. The program, according to the report, […]

Senators Pleased EPA to Investigate Anti-Ag Billboards

Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) are pleased that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action regarding a taxpayer funded, anti-farmer campaign in Washington state. The chairmen of the Senate agriculture and...Show More Summary

EPA Backs Off Auto Racing Rules

Regulations stopped, for now. The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed off a proposal that Republicans contended would have banned the conversion of street vehicles into racing cars. In an email to congressional staffersShow More Summary

Ohio Governor Kasich Moves to Reduce Environmental Impact of Natural Gas Industry

The administration of Ohio Governor John Kasich announced recently that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) is taking another important step to reduce harmful air pollution from natural gas operations.

Government buys billboards urging more power for government

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Billboards in Washington state urging tougher environmental regulations on farmers were funded by (if this still comes as any shock) the federal taxpayers, through a grant program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And that wasn’t disclosed, although by agency rule it was supposed to be. Show More Summary

Cummins Receives Tier 4 Certification of QSK95 for Locomotives

Cummins Inc. has received Tier 4 Locomotive certification for its QSK95, making it the first single prime power engine certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

EPA Proposes Dicamba Registration for GE Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially proposed the registration of dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate the herbicide. The proposal outlines a Herbicide Resistance Management Plan which includes monitoring and reporting any suspected resistance, grower education and remediation. Show More Summary

EPA’s Earth Day Kids Campaign says Cars are Bad

From the Washington Examiner: The Environmental Protection Agency wants your child’s undivided attention this Earth Day, unleashing a cast of characters such as Coco the Chameleon and Carl the reluctant car to teach them how pollution hurts and why it’s better for mommy and daddy to bike to work. The EPA updated its official Earth […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Yogi Berra famously had a quote for every occasion. If asked to describe the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s February 9th stay of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, I’d bet he’d say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

Bayer Requests EPA Hearing on Pesticide

Bayer is taking its disagreement with the Environmental Protection Agency over registrations for the pesticide flubendiamide, marketed as Belt® in the United States, to the administrative level. This week, the company formally requested a hearing before EPA’s Administrative Law Judge to argue their case. Show More Summary

Eco-Traffickers Thrive Off High Profits and Low Risk

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. An environmental group has accused Peru‘s government of cutting short the term of its top forestry official because his agency charged with protecting the country’s Amazon forest from timber traffickers was cracking down on the illegal export of wood to the United States...

Florida seeks EPA approval for citrus greening treatments

Florida’s agriculture commissioner on March 4 issued a crisis declaration to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for temporary use of three treatments that have shown promise in controlling citrus greening that is devastating the state’s orange crop.

In Arizona and Across the U.S., State and Local Leaders See the Problem

Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a strict new ozone regulation that could be one of the most expensive in U.S. history. The economic barriers created by...

Aspirational adjustments: Oil companies grapple with California’s LCFS

California has often been a test bed for environmental regulations, implementing clean air and water laws that later become models for the nation. In a recent example, the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2014 finalized a 10 ppm sulfur limit on gasoline that matches regulations California put in place in 2006. Show More Summary

Advocating for Efficiency in the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. government’s biggest single policy move toward mitigating climate change is the Clean Power Plan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule, issued in August 2015, regulates on a statewide basis the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel power plants. read more

Update: Hubert Vidrine prosecution

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In 2011 we wrote about the remarkable case in which Opelousas, La. plant manager Hubert Vidrine “won a rare $1.7 million verdict against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for malicious prosecution, with a judge lambasting...Show More Summary

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