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New Ethanol Mandate to Breach 10% ‘Blend Wall’ Satisfies Nobody — Except EPA

Serendipitously, Sajeev Mehta’s post about the possible damage to older cars from gasoline-ethanol blends went up just a few days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new mandate to mix another 700 million gallons of biofuels — including 300 million gallons of corn-based ethanol — into the country’s fuel supply. Show More Summary

Congress is about to do something that will regulate products you use every day

The Environmental Protection Agency will have to review the safety of thousands of chemicals - many commonly found in items Americans interact with every day - under legislation Congress is expected to pass this week. The bill, an update of the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, allows the...

Wright-Patterson Yet to Decide if it Will Shut Down Contaminated Wells

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base expects to decide by the end of the week whether or not it will comply with an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency order to shut down a drinking water well because of contamination concerns.

Documents: IOGCC-Spawned Loophole Creating Frackquake Crisis Faces Federal Lawsuit

Attachment Size Drilling Waste Lawsuit.pdf 342.39 KB On May 4, several environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), calling for an end to the regulatory exemption it carved out...Show More Summary

New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over massive gold mine waste spill

(Reuters) - New Mexico sued the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states.

Beijing to adopt China's tightest fuel standards by Jan : Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing plans to roll out China's tightest fuel standards by January 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, as the smog-choked city aims to drastically cut vehicle emission.

EPA proposes further increases in ethanol amounts, wider E15 distribution

Photo by Todd Ehlers. Preliminary figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this week call for adding 300 million more gallons of ethanol to the nation’s fuel supply next year, a number that continues to break the blend wall but that agency administrators believe will be possible by mandating increased distribution of E15 and […]

The Climate Post: Clean Power Plan Court Hearing Delayed to September

Just weeks before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was scheduled to hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan, a rule intended to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the existing...Show More Summary

How Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Came To See His Salary More Than Double Since Getting Elected

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, center, announces on 6-29-2015 at the state Capitol in Bismarck, the state joining attorneys general from 11 other states in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Show More Summary

Future Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Depend on Status of Clean Power Plan

Trends in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation through 2040 depend significantly on whether or not the Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule issued last August by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implemented. Show More Summary

EPA employees on hearing agenda, but that’s not all

Reading Assistant Inspector General Patrick Sullivan’s full statement to a House hearing might give the impression that the Environmental Protection Agency is a rogue’s gallery of cheats, thieves and reprobates. The session also had a not so hidden agenda. Topping a long list of federal employees and contractors Sullivan’s office has investigated is this standout: […]

Oversight Committee to EPA: ‘We Need Somebody Who We Can Fire’

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee held a hearing Wednesday morning to question Environmental Protection Agency officials about...

FB Members Testify on EPA Concerns

Earlier this week, three Farm Bureau members testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry regarding the involvement of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the ongoing Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Show More Summary

In Putting A Price On Carbon, What We Don't Know Could Kill Us

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pegs the social cost of carbon at roughly $40 per ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, meaning that each ton emitted today will generate that much damage in today's dollars over time. Show More Summary

US refiners feel the pinch of Renewable Fuel Standard costs: Fuel for thought

Smaller US refiners unable to blend their own gasoline are facing higher RIN costs which are eating into refinery operating costs, as the renewable fuels volumes breech the E10 blendwall. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Show More Summary

EPA faces second U.S. lawmakers investigation into glyphosate review

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A second group of lawmakers is investigating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its review of glyphosate, questioning why it withdrew a report that said the chemical in the world's most widely used weed killer was likely not carcinogenic.

EPA Finalizes Methane Standards

the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the standards for methane emissions from the oil and gas industry -- a necessary move, says the agency and its proponents, given that methane from those sources goes up each year by 9.8 million metric tons.

U.S. lawmakers put pressure on EPA over handling of glyphosate review

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers have asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to explain why it published - and then withdrew - documents related to its review of glyphosate, the chemical in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Methane Pollution Addressed With First-Ever EPA Rules

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released the final version of new federal rules intended to curb emissions...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Cracking Down On Potent Planet-Warming Gas

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday final rules that will crack down on methane emissions from the booming natural gas industry. Methane is a greenhouse gas that has much greater planet-warming potential in the short term than carbon dioxide. Show More Summary

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