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EPA moves to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals - The Hill

EPA moves to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals - The Hill | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
The finalized rule is stronger than the one EPA originally proposed, which would have set a higher cap on production.
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EPA ethanol decision pushes farm bill toward finish line - The Hill (blog)

EPA ethanol decision pushes farm bill toward finish line - The Hill (blog) | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
EPA ethanol decision pushes farm bill toward finish line The Hill (blog) On Friday, the EPA proposed draft 2014 blending volumes under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard that are lower than the 2013 requirements, and far less than called for in a...
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Bird Wintering Ranges | Climate Change | US EPA

With the help of “the original tweeters”, we can see how #climatechange is affecting bird migrations: http://t.co/VF7DtpNJzB
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Analysis: Contentious oil spill claims set up BP for long legal battle - Reuters

Analysis: Contentious oil spill claims set up BP for long legal battle - Reuters | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
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Analysis: Contentious oil spill claims set up BP for long legal battle
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The British oil giant asked the Fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans this week to halt the claims.

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The E.P.A. May Get a Boss After all

The announcement by Senator David Vitter to drop his threat of a filibuster of Gina McCarthy is good news.

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Heads up on leadership at the EPA.

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Chemical, oil companies fear potential EPA rule will expose trade secrets

The White House is currently reviewing a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that could require companies to publicly release the information they use to calculate the emissions, like the volume of production or raw materials that are used.



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Company fined $1 million for illegally filling Hancock County wetlands | Hancock County | The Sun Herald

Company fined $1 million for illegally filling Hancock County wetlands | Hancock County | The Sun Herald | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
GULFPORT -- An Alabama-based real estate investment company has agreed to pay a $1 million fine for damaging wetlands and polluting waters in a development project in Hancock County.
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PBS NewsHour- EPA Now Accountable to Public

PBS NewsHour- EPA Now Accountable to Public | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it

On Friday, in the wake of our investigation, the EPA announced changes in the way it will be doing business to ensure that its own conflict-of-interest policy is not circumvented.

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Supreme Court asked to hear EPA greenhouse gas challenge: Scientific American

Top industry groups and a dozen states have asked the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision upholding the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions generated by power plants and vehicles.
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EPA fines SD ethanol plants for violations - Businessweek

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EPA fines SD ethanol plants for violations
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Gas prices might soar because of EPA renewable fuels mandate, Congress warns - Washington Times

Gas prices might soar because of EPA renewable fuels mandate, Congress warns - Washington Times | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
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Refiners are paying much more for corn ethanol credits that are used to meet EPA standards on renewable fuels, Politico reports.
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EPA warns employees of up to 13 furlough days - Washington Post (blog)

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EPA warns employees of up to 13 furlough days Washington Post (blog) “EPA intends to allow flexibility for you to request a specific schedule for your furlough time off, and will provide further clarification on this as needed,” said a...
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EPA estimates on drilling pollution unreliable, report says

EPA estimates on drilling pollution unreliable, report says | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
Limited data and unreliable estimates on air pollution from oil and natural gas production is hindering the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to police the drilling boom, the agency's internal watchdog said in a report released Thursday.
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States to EPA: Keep Cap-and-Trade Alive - National Journal

States to EPA: Keep Cap-and-Trade Alive - National Journal | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
States to EPA: Keep Cap-and-Trade AliveNational JournalThe Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative—nine states that have a regional power-plant emissions cap—want EPA to let them use the system to meet federal carbon-emissions rules for existing plants.
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States asking for more regional control over how to meet emissions limits.
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Column | EPA must not tamper with its mileage tests - Centre Daily Times

Column | EPA must not tamper with its mileage tests - Centre Daily Times | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
Column | EPA must not tamper with its mileage testsCentre Daily TimesIn 2010 and again in 2012, the Obama administration made one of its most important decisions on energy use and climate change.
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Higher fuel efficiency expected to eventually save drivers $1 / gallon.
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USEPA delays draft proposals for nationwide stormwater regulations...again

USEPA delays draft proposals for nationwide stormwater regulations...again | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
USEPA delays draft proposals for nationwide stormwater regulations...again Lexology (registration) Covered facilities were required to apply for and obtain a NPDES discharge permit by March 2003, and to implement certain minimum stormwater...

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Court upholds five-year-old air pollution standard - Mississippi Business Journal

WASHINGTON — A federal court today upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place. The U.S.
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EPA set to unveil host of new regs

EPA set to unveil host of new regs | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president's plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants.

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Regulatory News: EPA official: Superfund 'running on fumes'

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck spoke during a press conference this morning at the Shenandoah Road Superfund site in the Town of East Fishkill.

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Should EPA gas-mileage ratings tests change?

Major disparities in the listed MPG and the actual performance of two Ford hybrids have put the EPA's mileage tests under scrutiny.

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Court Dismisses Pesticide 'Mega' Lawsuit - Farm Futures

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Farm Futures Court Dismisses Pesticide 'Mega' Lawsuit Farm Futures The EPA and crop protection group Crop Life America filed the motion to dismiss, claiming that the plaintiffs' complaint did not provide enough specificity regarding what actions...
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EPA Publishes 18th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory on Environmental Expert

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WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 18th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showing a ... (EPA Publishes 18th Annual U.S.
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Senate energy and climate change votes point to EPA as key decider

Salon Senate energy and climate change votes point to EPA as key decider NBCNews.com (blog) One interpretation of the votes: a bipartisan majority of senators do not want to impose a fee or tax on carbon dioxide emissions – but also do not want to...
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EPA fails to revise key lead-poisoning hazard standards - USA TODAY

EPA fails to revise key lead-poisoning hazard standards - USA TODAY | Legal & Regulatory News | Scoop.it
9NEWS.com EPA fails to revise key lead-poisoning hazard standards USA TODAY The result is that children will continue to be exposed to lead particles in house dust and yards at levels that can cause reduced intelligence, attention disorders and...
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EPA reps discussing new stormwater permits

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EPA reps discussing new stormwater permits today Foster's Daily Democrat DOVER — Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency will be on hand in Dover today to answer questions about new stormwater regulations being proposed for dozens...
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