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EPA to Review Emission Factors at Refineries and Chemical Plants

A lawsuit was brought against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Air Alliance Houston, Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS) – represented by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  The lawsuit … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes New Air Standards for Woodstoves and Heaters

In early January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed updates to air standards for woodstoves and heaters.  The EPA states that these changes will make residential wood heaters significantly cleaner than the current standards require and establish new standards … Continue reading

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Upcoming NESHAP Compliance Dates for Area Sources

In February of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule for area source boilers.  In early 2014, some of the compliance requirements will be due. Area sources are any source that … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Carbon Standards for New Power Plants

On September 20, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed standards on carbon pollution from new power plants.  In addition to this proposal, the EPA is also initiating engagement with state, tribal and local government, industry and labor leaders, non-profits, … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Last week, President Obama announced the contents of his Climate Action Plan.  The plan has been received both negatively and positively, however many will agree it is an assertive and bold plan. “It is the most aggressive and promising climate … Continue reading

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Two New Bills Target the Fracking Industry

Representatives from both Colorado and Pennsylvania introduced two new bills focused on the fracking industry last Thursday.  The main goal of these bills is to ensure the fracking industry is required to follow the same environmental rules as other industries.  … Continue reading

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Obama Nominates New Head of the EPA

President Obama announced his pick to replace Lisa Jackson as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chief on Monday.  His choice? Gina McCarthy, a Bostonite who currently serves as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. McCarthy has … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Final Amendments to RICE Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the final amendments have been issued to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE).  These standards were created to reduce air pollution from stationary engines … Continue reading

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Proposed Standard for Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

In March of 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new carbon pollution standard for new power plants.  It will be the first Clean Air Act standard that addresses carbon pollution from power plants.  The proposal stemmed from a … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Releases First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data To The Public

2012 is already an historic year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States public alike.  In early January, EPA released the comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data, reported to them directly by large facilities, to the public. … Continue reading

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