Category: EPA

Energy news in brief

** President Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. would double its financial contributions to help developing nations combat and adapt to climate change. ** The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the first major step taken under President Joe Biden to curb climate change, releasing new regulations to phase down the use of a potent greenhouse gas used in …

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Sen. Inhofe wonders if EV industry is creating more superfund sites

  As the nation gets on board the rolling movement of renewable energy, it’s also clear Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has many reservations and questions about what to do with disposable pieces of wind energy production and electric car batteries. He focused on its during a Wednesday Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing …

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Senator warns Biden not to break campaign promises

  POLITICO reports the Biden EPA is expected to release proposed biofuel blending volume mandates on Friday, The news group said Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley put the Biden administration on notice that if the 2021 volume level is below the figures of 2020, farmers will remember it at election time. “If we get a bad …

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Energy news in brief

** The Biden administration on Monday morning announced an interagency plan to deal with the effects of frequent extreme heat waves caused by global warming. The Department of Labor will develop regulations and processes to set and enforce regulations limiting extreme heat exposure for outdoor workers, in industries like agriculture, construction and delivery, and indoor workers, including …

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Energy news in brief

** Hurricane Ida shut down enough petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants to make a dent in national manufacturing activityand slow industrial growth to 0.4% in August. ** The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports as a result of the storm, 96% of crude oil production and 94% of natural gas production in the U.S. federally administered areas …

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Energy news in brief

**  Hurricane Nicholas on Tuesday took another swipe at U.S. Gulf Coast energy facilities, cutting offshore oil and gas output gradually recovering from the last storm and disrupting power to onshore pipeline, gas and chemical plants. ** In 14 years’ time, no fossil fuel-powered vehicles will be sold in New York anymore. The state has passed a new law …

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Energy news in brief

** The U.S. government has agreed to sell crude oil from the nation’s emergency reserve to eight companies including Exxon, Chevron and Valero, under a scheduled auction to raise money for the U.S. budget, the Department of Energy said. ** U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, a New Mexico Democrat, introduces a bill that would provide $5 …

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Energy news in brief

** A United Nations committee’s recently announced investigation into possible tribal treaty rights violations involving the Line 3 pipeline gives hope to opponents of the Line 5 pipeline in Michigan. ** More than 2,300 oil and chemical spills have been reported in the two weeks since Hurricane Ida, and about 900 have yet to be investigated, but the volume …

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Energy news in brief

**Royal Dutch Shell Plc is gearing up to restart oil pipelines off the U.S. Gulf Coast, potentially moving the region’s top driller one step closer to restoring some production shut by Hurricane Ida. Most of the pipelines will be ready to operate within a week, according to a person familiar with the matter. **OPEC could revise …

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Environmental Quality board meeting set for Oklahoma City

  The Oklahoma Environmental Quality Board of the State Department of Environmental Quality plans a public forum next week in Oklahoma City. It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 after the regular business meeting of the board. The DEQ indicated there is no way to estimate now long the business meeting will last so there …

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