Tag Archives: Emissions

EPA Releases Second Urban Air Toxics Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final of two reports required by the Clean Air Act to inform Congress of its actions in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics.  The report, Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report … Continue reading

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New PA Flexible Packaging Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has adopted new requirements for owners and operators of affected printing presses.  The requirements will be adopted as part of 25 PA Code Sections 129.67a and 129.67b, which limit volatile organic compound (VOC) … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes to Update Emissions Standards for Refineries

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal earlier this month to update toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries.  The purpose is to protect neighborhoods located near these refineries from dangerous air pollutants. “This proposal will help us accomplish … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds EPA Interstate Air Pollution Regulation

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-2 ruling last week that upheld how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates interstate air pollution.  The ruling was on the case of the EPA vs. Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182.  This case … Continue reading

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IPCC Releases Second Installment of Climate Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second installment of the fifth climate report in late March.  The first installment was released in September of 2013 with the next installment planned for April, 2014.  The IPCC is “the … Continue reading

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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 Sets Updated Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new emission and fuel standards for cars on Monday, March 3rd.  The program, Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards, will begin in 2017 and will apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty … 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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EPA Regulations on Generators at Health Care Facilities

Hospitals are no stranger to regulations, especially ones from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  In particular, the diesel powered emergency generators found at many health care facilities are subject to a number of EPA regulations and limits. These regulations were … Continue reading

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2014 Renewable Fuel Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new 2014 renewable fuel standards earlier this month.  The EPA is looking for public comment on the standards which address the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel.  These new … Continue reading

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