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Revised Clean Water Rule Released

On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized their proposed Clean Water Rule to protect the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources from...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to EPA Air Pollution Limits

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's process for determining whether states are complying with air-quality ozone limits, ruling against states, industry groups and environmental organizations that challenged the rules.

Court supports EPA decision on smog pollution limits

A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency complied with the law in deciding which areas of the country failed to meet federal limits on smog-forming pollution. Continue reading ? The post Court supports EPA decision on smog pollution limits appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. may take first step to curb airline emissions this week: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans as soon as Friday to determine whether carbon dioxide from aircraft endangers public health, a first step to regulating emissions from the aviation sector, sources familiar with the rulemaking process said.

EPA's Blown Call on Ethanol

Last Friday the US Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited proposal for untangling a broken federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Although it provides all parties with greater certainty, it fails to resolve the regulation's fundamental flaws. read more

Utilities Scrap Their Coal-Burning Units While GOP Lawmakers Fight Trend

One of the nation’s biggest utilities is ditching some of its coal-fired facilities ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon rules, expected out this summer. Within 10 years, coal will comprise 48 percent of American Electric Power’s electric generation portfolio. That’s down from 61 percent. It’s part of a bigger trend [...]

It Takes HOW Much Water to Make That Smoothie?!

In March, amid a worsening drought, California barred restaurants from serving water to customers except upon request. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that most of a restaurant's water usage takes place in the...Show More Summary

E.P.A. Proposal Will Put Bigger Trucks on a Fuel Diet

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose rules requiring heavy trucks to increase their fuel economy by up to 40 percent by 2027.

Transmission Updates Support Midwestern Collaboration

Later this summer the Environmental Protection Agency will release final details for the Clean Power Plan – a new rule that will reduce energy sector carbon emissions 30% by 2030. The CPP is innovative. It allows each state to create an individualized plan to meet emissions targets. Show More Summary

America's Own FIFA: the EPA

An unprecedented power grab. That’s the only accurate way to describe the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which was made final on Wednesday. It twists the plain language of the...Show More Summary

The EPA Announced New Requirements For Biofuels, And Basically Everyone Is Unhappy

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed new volume requirements for biofuels, to a chorus of complaints from all sides. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, refiners are expected to include a certain amount of biofuels in gasoline and diesel fuels. Show More Summary

One in Three American's Drinking Water will be Safer--Who Could be Against That?

Clean water is essential to all living things, and we rely on our waterways for drinking, swimming and playing. That's why we were thrilled when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect public health and safeguard our water from pollution. Show More Summary

Appeals court tosses Pebble Mine suit against EPA; arguments begin in another

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

A federal appeals court dismissed one of several ongoing court cases over the fate of Pebble Mine, handing a win to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. LINK (via:Alaska Dispatch News) Meanwhile, a federal judge heard arguments in a case alleging that the U.S. Show More Summary

The Climate Post: New Analyses on Clean Power Plan Examine State Compliance Options

Additional tools have been added to the resources intended to help states and regulators navigate compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, for which the rule is projected to be finalized in August. Show More Summary

Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act to Include Control of Muddy Farm Puddles & Prairie Potholes

The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages. The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Instapundit: The … Continue reading ?

US Orders Owner to Clean Up Ruptured Pipeline

Federal order ensures continued action on Santa Barbara County oil spill   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal

Under Clean Power Plan, Natural Gas, then Renewables, Gain Generation Share

The Energy Information Administration's recently released analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows it would result in major changes in the fuel mix used to generate electricity in the United States. read more

Networks Neglect to Cover New EPA Regulations Expanding Control of Waterways

On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks ignored a series of new regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency claims will better explain regulations in the Clean Water Act, but are seen by many as a power grab by the Obama administration to further control America’s waterways. Show More Summary

Clean Water Rule to Deter US Economic Growth - Chamber of Commerce

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Water Rule should not be allowed to harm the US economy, the US Chamber of Commerce said in a press release.

These Maps Illustrate Why The EPA’s New Waters Of The U.S. Rule Is So Scary

“North Dakota’s congressional delegation isn’t happy about a new rule finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency today,” reports Mike Chaussee for KXNet. “Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she’s frustrated. Senator John Hoeven says he’s...Show More Summary

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