Category: EPA

Forever chemicals and EPA could awaken a sleeping Oklahoma

  “A sleeping giant. Surprised at the lack of attention.” It’s how Oklahoma City energy lawyer Tim Sowecke of the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm described the impact on Oklahoma by the Environmental Protection Agency as it seeks to crack down on the use of those “forever” chemicals. He suggests what the EPA is proposing …

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Other energy headlines

** While US gasoline prices have come down from the highs seen this summer, they’re clearly still weighing on President Joe Biden, who on Monday repeated demands for oil companies to charge less. **  VAALCO Energy, Inc. in Houston announced that the Government of Equatorial Guinea has approved the Venus – Block P Plan of Development …

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** Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched an $85 million campaign to block the planned construction of plastic and petrochemical plants across the U.S. on Wednesday, modeled on his decade-long effort to shutter coal plants. ** At least 154 Chinese scientists who worked on government-sponsored research at the U.S.’s foremost national security laboratory over the last …

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Biden wants to bring back Obama EPA rules

  Obama-era rules that arose from the deadly explosion and fire that tore through a fertilizer storage building in West, Texas in 2013 are in the process of being resurrected by the Biden administration. They were rules originally opposed by Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin following the disaster. More than …

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** Despite the high cost of electric vehicles, President Biden this week attended the Detroit Auto Show and encouraged Americans to buy the vehicles. It was his latest anti-fossil fuel effort. ** While the White House still denies the existence of a recession in the U.S., the National Energy Assistance Directors Association reports that roughly 20 …

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** The Biden administration is considering replenishing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve when oil dips below $80 a barrel, just two years after Democrats blocked former President Donald Trump from filling the reserve at a fraction of that price. ** Investors got a rude awakening with Tuesday’s hotter-than-expected inflation numbers, and the decline in gas prices since June …

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** Sen. Bernie Sanders and environmental groups are threatening to derail oil and gas gains obtained by Sen. Joe Manchin in the President’s new climate law. There are growing chances Manchin might lose Democratic support for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a natural gas line he supports. ** A federal judge orders the Biden administration to reinstate an …

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** The nation’s ethanol plants produce more than double the climate-damaging pollution, per gallon of fuel production capacity, than the nation’s oil refineries, according to a Reuters analysis of federal data. ** New Jersey state regulators have approved  double-digit rate increases for four gas providers, a move that will see millions of customers experiencing soaring …

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Inhofe’s Senate hearing questions targeted EPA overregulation

    Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) used his questions during a Senate committee hearing this week to target the Environmental Protection Agency and its attempt to increase regulations on livestock and hot-rod drag racing. It was Wednesday when the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a  “Legislative Hearing to Examine the RPM Act, …

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** A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration moves toward ending the use of oil and gas. ** When power was lost at a Los Angeles TV station amidst …

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