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  1. EPA Finalizes Updated CSAPR

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its updated Cross-State Air Pollution Rule set to be implemented in May 2017. EPA finalized Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) that provide summertime budgets for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from power plants in 22 eastern U.S. states, not including North Carolina. These plants are believed to contribute to downwind emissions of NOx. The rule also responds to the July 2015 remand of certain CSAPR budgets by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit . The court ruled that EPA’s existing requirements were too broad and required some states to cut more pollution than necessary. It also permits allowance trading programs for implementation. EPA is only finalizing the FIPs for states that have not submitted State Implementation Plans (SIPs). EPA estimates that in 2017, the rule will help cut ozone season NOx emissions by 80,000 tons, a 20 percent reduction from 2015 levels. EPA published the original rule on August 8, 2011 to address interstate transport of emissions under the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and interstate transport of fine particulate matter under the 1997 and 2006 PM 2.5 NAAQS. EPA is finalizing the rule to address interstate transport of ozone pollution with respect to the 2008 ozone NAAQS. The final CSAPR update is expected to deliver total benefits of $880 million per year, including $810 million in health-related benefits and climate-related co-benefits estimated at around $66 million per year due to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. Click to read the final rule

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    Thu, 8 Sep 2016

  2. House panel asks whether new EPA methane emissions rules are needed

    A US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was divided along party lines over whether the Environmental Protection Agency ’s new oil and gas methane emissions rules are clearly necessary or simply a solution in search of a problem. Witnesses also offered conflicting assessments at the ...

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  3. Oil and Gas News: EPA watchdog says government fails to study ethanol's impact

    The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday.

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    Fri, 19 Aug 2016

  4. GM's electric Chevy Bolt to go 238 miles per charge

    The car beats the base rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model S, which can go 210 miles per charge but costs about $28,500 more 

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  1. RINs program within RFS created opportunities for fraud, report says

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  2. Mingo Logan Coal Loses Another Round Against EPA in Court

    Arch Coal subsidiary Mingo Logan Coal has lost another legal round with the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) in federal appeals court.

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  3. Arch Coal unit loses another round against EPA in court

    A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled July 19 that EPA had properly used its “broad veto authority” under the Clean Water Act in connection with a coal mining case in West Virginia 

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  4. EPA Science Advisory Board raises fresh questions about fracing study

    The US Environmental Protection Agency ’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) raised fresh questions on Aug. 11 as it completed its peer review of the agency’s June 2015 draft of the its study on potential impacts from hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water supplies.

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  5. Oil and Gas News: Oil spill restoration trustees to meet in New Orleans

    The public gets a chance later this month to hear from a group of trustees assembled to oversee billions of dollars in damage restoration efforts related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  6. Oil and Gas News: Southern governors lift driver rules after gas spill

    The governors of three Southern states are lifting restrictions on the number of hours that truck drivers delivering fuel can work, hoping to prevent shortages in both states after the shutdown of a pipeline that spilled at least 252,000 gallons of gasoline in rural Alabama.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  7. Oil and Gas News: Gas prices up, stations running out after pipeline spill

    Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged up following a pipeline spill in Alabama.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  8. Coal News: Coal pensions, benefits divide Kentucky Senate candidates

    In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, where proving your coal bonafides is a prerequisite for holding public office, the two major party candidates disagree over a bill that would rescue the pensions and health benefits of thousands of retired miners.

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

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