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
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to tighten the rule for regulating ground-level ozone, or smog, a move that regulators hope will spark new technology development to reduce emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far-reaching federal pollution restrictions. Here are five things you need to know about the standard.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted cert. in several cases to hear the following question: “Whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate hazardous...Show More Summary
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to blend renewable fuels into the nation's gasoline supply. Show More Summary
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 Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to base its major decisions on science — good science. But what is good science and how do you decide it? Since 1978, the EPA has had a science advisory board tasked with helping answer those questions. But, because this is Washington, nothing is ever that simple. Last week,…
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
In the United States, Republicans are continuing their campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job. Their latest effort includes accusing the EPA of "secrecy" because the agency refuses to disclose citizens' private health information. Read more...
Environmental groups are pledging to intensify their push on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in the wake of a new report showing no improvement in fuel efficiency from U.S. domestic airlines. The post The Next Climate Policy Fight Could Be All About Airplane Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Here is some stuff in the news today...House Republicans have passed legislation that forbids scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency on their own research: "In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole...Show More Summary
By a vote of 229-191, the House has just passed a GOP-sponsored bill to ensure that a more "balanced panel of experts" will advise the Environmental Protection Agency. But critics say it will reduce the participation of independent scientists in favor of those with financial ties to industry. Read more...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is just weeks away from proposing a new ozone standard that the NAM estimates couldRead the Rest...
The Environmental Protection Agency has paid eight employees more than $1 million to stay home on paid leave, four of them for at least a year and two who are in their fourth year collecting full salaries and benefits while not working. Collectively, the employees were paid not to work for 20,926 hours from January […]
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...
Want to do something big for the environment when it comes to nonrenewable (aka “dirty”) power? You have about 10 days left to comment on the nation’s Clean Power Plan, as presented by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year. Show More Summary
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon take action to ensure compliance with the forthcoming 0.10 percent fuel sulphur limits in the North American and U.
Congressional Republicans want to make fighting the Environmental Protection Agency's climate regulations and President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction targets a centerpiece of their agenda over next two years -- now that they have wrested control of the Senate as well as House. But how will the politics of that look 10 years from now? Several commentators […]