Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Competitive Enterprise Institute calls for repeal of federal biofuels mandate

Consumer preference and market competition should dictate which fuels prevail in the U.S., says CEI expert Marlo Lewis, Jr.
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce launches report series on candidate’s energy policies

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy recently announced the impending launch of its Energy Accountability Series, which will feature reports on the potential impacts of political candidate’s energy policies.
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EPA releases new report on corrosion in diesel fuel underground storage tanks

A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) details concerns over corrosion in diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs), which can impact tank system components and potentially lead to releases and groundwater contamination.
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EPA and DOJ settle with Enbridge over 2010 oil spills in Michigan and Illinois

Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership and several related companies recently reached a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) over 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, Illinois.
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EPA, DOT and CARB release report on emissions and fuel economy standards

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and California Air Resource Board (CARB) recently released the draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for emissions and fuel economy standards for light duty cars and trucks.
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Federal court halts environmental group's attempt to stop LNG expansion

The Sierra Club’s attempt to stop the expansion of liquid natural gas (LNG) exports from terminals in Louisiana and Texas due to adverse environment impact was struck down recently by a federal appeals court.
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EPA provides $10.7 million in supplemental funding for brownfields properties

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently supported cleanup and redevelopment projects addressing brownfield properties in more than 40 communities through approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding.
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CEI praises court stay of EPA’s Regional Haze federal plan for Texas

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) praised a recent decision from the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Haze federal plan for Texas.
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USDA awards $44.6 million for wetlands protection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded $44.6 million to wetland enhancement projects in 12 states, which collectively cover approximately 15,000 acres of in critical watersheds, through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP).
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EPA and CDC recommend aerial spraying in Puerto Rico to control mosquitos

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently advocated for aerial spraying in Puerto Rico to help control mosquito populations and slow the spread of the Zika virus.
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Expert says Renewable Fuel Standard should be repealed

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost the nation’s reliance on renewable fuels, Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but some believe the program presents more challenges than it solves.
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EPA announces winners of 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the winners of the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards, which highlight the innovative efforts of groups and individuals who have taken on clean air and climate projects.
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EPA marks 10th anniversary of WaterSense program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the WaterSense program, which promotes water-efficient products, programs and homes and has saved 1.5 trillion gallons of water over the past decade.
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USDA, Interior support water conservation with $47 million in investments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of the Interior (Interior) recently announced investments topping $47 million that will allow water districts and private-lands producers to conserve more water.
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EPA announces 2016 city selections for Greening America’s Communities program

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the six cities that will receive assistance in sustainable design strategies through the Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program in 2016.
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Upton and Shimkus celebrate chemical safety reform becoming law

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, (R-IL) who chairs the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, recently celebrated the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act becoming law.
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EPA finalizing Vermont Phosphorus TMDLs for Lake Champlain

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to finalize Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the segments of Lake Champlain under Vermont’s jurisdiction, which will help reduce phosphorus pollution draining into the lake from streams and rivers.
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President Obama signs PIPES Act into Law

President Barack Obama recently signed the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016 into law, allowing for reform of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that will make it more efficient and transparent.
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EPA details cleanup effort following Fruitland Magnesium fire in Maywood, California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently detailed its response and assessment activities carried in the wake of the Fruitland Magnesium fire Incident in Maywood, California, which it is undertaking in a Unified Command with county-level agencies.
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EPA and DoJ settle with Trader Joe’s over Clean Air Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) recently reached a settlement with Trader Joe’s Company that will see the grocery store chain spend $2 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations and pay a $500,000 civil penalty.
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