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U.S. Gas Plants Will Be Outperformed By Wind And Solar By 2035
Natural gas-fired power plants, which are largely responsible for undermining the economics of coal-fired plants, are expected to be undercut by renewable
United States
13 Sep 2019
Federal Mine Regulators Issue Guidance On Refuges
On July 26, 2019, the Federal Mine, Safety, and Health Administration ("FMSHA") issued a new policy letter on emergency refuges for workers in underground mines
United States
6 Aug 2019
Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration Wetlands, Waters Rule
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled on May 28, 2019 that the Obama administration erred when it crafted the Waters of the U.S. ("WOTUS") regulation
United States
13 Jun 2019
Claims Against Caterpillar Can Proceed Despite "Mere Conclusory" Allegations In CERCLA Complaint
Claims against Caterpillar Global Mining LLC survived Caterpillar's Motion to Dismiss on the ground that the allegations were merely conclusory in a CERCLA cost recovery claim before the U.S.
United States
27 May 2019
New Rules On Lead Drinking Water Standards Delayed
The US EPA announced on February 25, that new drinking water regulations aimed at eliminating lead in water supplies have been returned to the US EPA's staffers for revision.
United States
8 Mar 2019
Public Hearing Scheduled For Trump's Water Rule Proposal
The U.S. EPA announced on February 6 plans to hold public hearings in Kansas City on February 27 and 28 to discuss the Trump administration's attempt to clarify ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
Federal Shutdown Delays EPA Rule Rewrites
The EPA's original target for completion of the rule changes was March 2019 which appears highly unlikely given the 33 day delay.
United States
5 Feb 2019
Citigroup Issues €1B Green Bond To Fund Renewable Energy And Conservation Efforts
On Tuesday, January 22, Citigroup announced the issuance of its inaugural green bond, to be used for funding renewable energy, sustainable transportation, water quality and conservation, energy efficiency...
United States
28 Jan 2019
Congress Approves America's Drinking Water Infrastructure Act
On September 13, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the America's Water Infrastructure Act.
United States
12 Oct 2018
EPA Seeks To Revamp NSR Test
The EPA has proposed easing the emission test for triggering new source review ("NSR") requirements for installation of modern pollution controls as part of its power sector climate rule.
United States
5 Oct 2018
EPA Proposes Changes To Regulations On Methane Emissions
On September 11, the EPA proposed changes to an Obama-era rule on methane emissions to give oil and gas companies more time between inspections of drilling equipment and to repair methane gas leaks. Industry groups opposed the 2016 rule.
United States
21 Sep 2018
ConocoPhillips Settles With Venezuela's PDVSA To Recover $2 Billion
U.S. producer ConocoPhillips on Monday said Venezuela's PDVSA agreed to pay $2 billion to settle an arbitration award, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run oil firm from exporting crude from most of its key Caribbean facilities.
United States
9 Sep 2018
Trump Administration Continues To Ease Regulations On Coal Plants
On Wednesday, August 29th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it was reconsidering an Obama-era rule on emissions of mercury from coal-fired plants.
United States
7 Sep 2018
White House Announces Proposal To Reorganize Governmental Agencies
On June 21, 2018, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a plan which proposes to consolidate some federal agencies to reduce duplication and redundancy, and to approve efficiency, effectiveness and...
United States
6 Jul 2018
Wind And Gas Surpassed By Solar As Biggest Source Of New U.S. Power
In the first quarter of 2018, developers have installed 2.5 Gw of solar – up 13% from the previous year.
United States
14 Jun 2018
EPA Announces New Carbon Neutral Policy For Forest Biomass Energy
On February 23, 2018, Scott Pruitt announced a new EPA policy which will treat forest biomass burned at power plants as carbon neutral in all future regulations.
United States
17 May 2018
Turning Poultry Waste And Scrapwood Into Electricity
Veolia Environment SA has agreed to operate and maintain three power plants in the southeast that will generate electricity from burning wood and chicken waste
United States
15 May 2018
Guilt-Free Sara Lee
Grupo Bimbo SAB ("GB"), the maker of Sara Lee Cakes and Thomas' English Muffins, has announced plans to buy wind credits to erase its carbon footprint created by its baking operations.
United States
4 May 2018
EPA Posts Updated List Of "Active" Chemical Substances
The Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory ("Inventory") is a list of chemical substances manufactured (including imported) or processed in the United States.
United States
20 Apr 2018
EPA Lifts Leak Repair Requirements For Oil And Gas Wells
The EPA has altered a 2016 rule requiring oil companies to fix leaks from oil and gas wells during unscheduled shutdown periods.
United States
10 Apr 2018
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