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U.S. to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters.

The GOP platform would make America warmer and smoggier

Extract and burn more coal. Open public space and the seas to oil exploration. Turn federal lands and environmental regulation over to the states and convert the federal Environmental Protection Agency into “an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with...

Obama's Landmark Greenhouse Gas And Fuel Economy Standards Are Working - Now Let's Look to the Future

(Tom Toles, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2012) This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a very positive report regarding the historic federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. Show More Summary

Can palm oil be sustainable?

Land used for palm oil production could be nearly doubled without expanding into protected or high-biodiversity forests, according to a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change. The study is the first to map land...Show More Summary

Parsing the propaganda: Lisa Sorg rips DEQ promotional video

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Van der Vaart is in deep trouble: DvdV: “Hello, I’m Donald van der Vaart, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. I’m here to talk to you about the action North Carolina has taken to protect the environment, public health,...Show More Summary

Update to Federal and California Environmental Agencies’ Steps to Advance Environmental Justice

Environmental officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (“CalEPA”) have recently taken steps to further incorporate the concept of environmental justice into their rulemaking and enforcement policies.

OOCL Takes Further Step Forward in GHG Reporting

In OOCL’s commitment to environmental protection and data integrity standards, we are pleased to announce that OOCL has taken a further step forward in our Greenhouse

US, Oil Company Enbridge Reach $177Mln Settlement for 2010 Oil Spills

The Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills, according to official statement.

Enbridge to pay $62 million fine, $120 million costs for Michigan spill: report

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency will fine Enbridge Inc $62 million for a 2010 oil spill that released crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, a Michigan TV station reported Wednesday, citing a source.

U.S. to make announcement related to Enbridge spills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency said they would make a "major announcement" related to the 2010 Enbridge oil spills on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

US Regulators Appear to Soften on Fuel Economy Requirements -- But Did They?

Will U.S. regulators step away from the expected fuel economy target of 54.5 mpg for 2025 model-year vehicles, as established in 2012? Several media reports speculated as such after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) released their Draft [...]

GOP Platform Contains Serious Mistake on Banking

One of these things is not like the other. In the generally good section of the GOP’s Platform entitled Regulation: The Quiet Tyranny (p.27-28), there is this paragraph: The Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten laws to advance the Democrats’ climate change agenda. Show More Summary

EPA Updates Standards to Reduce Methane Pollution from Landfills

Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized long-overdue revisions to national emission standards and emission guidelines for new and existing municipal solid waste landfills. These standards will reduce harmful airShow More Summary

BILL MCGURN: The Case for Donald Trump: The alternative is President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Wh…

BILL MCGURN: The Case for Donald Trump: The alternative is President Hillary Rodham Clinton. When presidents enter office, they bring with them about 6,000 people. From the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and White House assistants down to the lowliest Justice Department lawyer, Mrs. Clinton would fill her government with people who get up […]

Oil Giant Tesoro to Pay $10.4 Million Fine Over Toxic Pollution

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz The settlement requires Tesoro to audit benzene pollution at the company's Anacortes refinery. Crush Creations LLC/Shutterstock AP: The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced...Show More Summary

Proposal: traditional legal ethics should yield to climate interests

Speaking of infringements on what is now the scope of attorney-client privilege, an Oregon law professor has proposed to make environmental protection part of lawyers’ ethical duties. [Daily Climate; Tom Lininger, “Green Ethics for Lawyers,”...Show More Summary

Rick Snyder Picks Former BP Lobbyist To Protect Michigan’s Environment. What Could Go Wrong?

Michigan's brand new head of Environmental Quality helped manage BP's response to the Gulf oil spill. Are there any pelicans in Michigan?

Clean Power Plan Saves Nearly $40 Billion On Health, Too

Air quality improvements associated with policies such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan go a long way toward mitigating climate change—but do you know that they also directly lower human healthcare costs? About 17,000 people die every year as a result of generating electric power. Show More Summary

Brexit Claims Its First Victim: The Environment

The Brexit vote elevated Theresa May to the Prime Minister’s office.  One of her first steps has been an attack on environmental protection. In what the Guardian called the “most radical shakeup in the shape of Whitehall for years.” She abolished the Department for Energy and Climate Change and moved its functions into the Department for Business, Energy […]

Clean Energy Incentive Program Marches Along Despite Clean Power Plan Stay

Despite the “stay” halting implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) earlier this year, rulemaking regarding the national Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) continues. The purpose of the CEIP is to encourage early investment in renewable energy (i.e. Show More Summary

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