Saturday, November 25, 2017
Inhofe asks EPA to respond to petition on NGV rule

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy Tuesday requesting an update on EPA’s consideration of the VNG/NGVAmerica petition.
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Smith holds hearing on EPA ozone rule

Congressman says it's too early for stricter regulatory rules
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Final IRP report examines availability and price of power

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released its final 2014 Integrated Resource Plan Tuesday, reinforcing energy initiatives to reduce the demand for electricity and encourage the deployment of cleaner energy sources.
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EPA extends comment period on chlorpyrifos risk assessment

Comments about pesticides containing chemical will be accepted until April 30.
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Energy and Power subcommittee evaluate EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee, led by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), is continuing its review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Clean Power Plan to determine its legality and resulting expenses for existing power plants.
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Healey lends support to Toxic Chemical Protection Act

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently expressed support for legislation introduced by U.S.
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Harvard professor says EPA is 'burning the constitution'

Laurence Tribe says agency doesn't have authority to adopt Clean Power Plan
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EPA and FDA announce Memorandum of Understanding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the two organizations will now share data through a Memorandum of Understanding.
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EPA grants Tetra Tech $20 million research contract

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) recently granted Tetra Tech, Inc. a five-year, $20 million contract that will enable Tetra Tech to evaluate, test and report on biological, chemical, radiological and other potentially contaminating agents.
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Waste management association president says coal ash disposal bill now addresses states' concerns

The President of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) said the draft of a bill concerning the disposal of coal ash now addresses state concerns.
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ECOS representative supports state-based coal ash management

A representative of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) recently announced his support for a bill that would set up a state-based regulatory program to ensure the safe management and disposal of coal ash.
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Nebraska governor selects new Department of Environmental Quality director

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced on March 2 that Jim Macy would take the reins as the next director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
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Sen. Inhofe challenges White House Counsel over new hire’s Environmental Defense Fund history

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) challenged the recent hiring of Megan Ceronsky as a senior advisor for the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.
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EPA chief: Plan for new water rule has created confusion

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy promised progress on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule change and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) while addressing the National Farmers Union (NFU) last week in Wichita, Kansas.
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EPA announces 2014 Clean Diesel Grant awardees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that Puerto Rico will benefit from its Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program in 2014, receiving $8 million for projects that replace, retrofit and upgrade diesel engines.
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Whitfield combats EPA carbon dioxide emissions rule with Ratepayer Protection Act

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, introduced a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act on Monday, combating a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that would regulate existing power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions.
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Low groundwater levels spur drought watch for 27 Pennsylvania counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a drought watch for 27 counties in the state’s northeast and central regions on Tuesday due to below-average groundwater levels.
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Portman Amendment Seeks To Mitigate Effects of EPA Regulations

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) submitted an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution on Tuesday that would enable states to opt out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations related to the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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EPA determines chemical poses risks to pregnant women

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that the paint and coating removal chemical N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) can be harmful to pregnant and childbearing-aged women.
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