Category: EPA

EPA switches stance on Trump-era approved offshore project

  Developers of a proposed offshore oil export terminal project near Corpus Christi, Texas were handed a setback by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA denied a permit for the project claiming it would allow massive pollution. The denial came after the same agency, in the Trump administration had okayed the project reported the Corpus …

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States in EPA noncompliance for regional haze pollution plans

  New Mexico, Iowa, Louisiana and Missouri are among 15 states that received noncompliance notices from the EPA for failing to submit plans to reduce regional haze pollution as required by the Clean Air Act. The EPA gave the states two years to submit a plan that is within EPA guidelines or else the federal …

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** President Joe Biden on Friday brought back John Podesta, a behind-the-scenes veteran at getting things done on climate in past Democratic administrations, to put into place an ambitious U.S. climate program newly revived by $375 billion from Congress. ** Centennial Resource Development Inc. and Colgate Energy Partners II LLC completed their merger on Sept. 1, marking …

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** A group of  34 Democrats and 16 Republicans in the U.S. House wrote a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday expressing their concerns about the administration’s efforts to revive the Iran Nuclear Deal. ** U.S. wholesale gasoline prices fell to their lowest levels since before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday, suggesting motorists …

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Energy headlines elsewhere

** First Solar (FSLR) is making a $1.2 billion investment into expanding its factory footprint in the U.S., providing a tailwind to President Biden’s push to accelerate domestic manufacturing and reduce America’s reliance on Chinese supply chains. ** Toyota Is Upping Its EV Game to Catch GM, Ford, and Tesla. The car company said it would spend …

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Additional headlines of energy stories

** The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued notices to 15 states for failure to submit plans for air pollution reduction, four months after a lawsuit on the matter from a coalition of environmental groups. The states receiving notices are Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and …

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Other headlines of energy stories

** The Department of Transportation declared a regional emergency Saturday affecting four Midwest states after a fire earlier this week caused an “unanticipated shutdown” of a BP oil refinery in Indiana. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin collectively receive up to 25% of their fuel from the Whiting refinery. ** Nearly 200 criminal cases against pipeline protesters are still open from a long series of Line …

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Other energy headlines

** The state of Utah and two Republican-leaning rural counties sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over the president’s decision last year to restore two sprawling national monuments on rugged lands sacred to Native Americans that former President Donald Trump had downsized. ** Climate activists have developed plans to foil a provision Senator Joe Manchin wedged into the new …

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Chickasha company could be fined millions over recent hazardous waste fires

  Oklahoma environmental regulators came down hard Tuesday on a Chickasha company, proposing more than $6 million in fines stemming from recent fires sparked by hazardous waste. Rob Singletary, general counsel at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality announced the penalties according to News 9.   Click here for News 9

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** The Biden administration denies allegations that it violated environmental laws and failed to consider and disclose the climate impacts when approving 3,500 oil and gas drilling permits since early 2021. ** A coalition of 26 climate change, public health and environmental justice advocacy organizations formally petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday to regulate air pollution …

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