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July 24, 2014
  • Former EPA Official Holmstead Shouldn't Be Disqualified as Expert Witness, Utility Says
  • Utilities Ordered to Boost Generation Would Avoid Enforcement Action Under Senate Bill
  • Alert, Guidance, Input Are Next EPA Steps On Inherently Safer Technology, Official Says
  • Homeland Security to Begin Push To Reform Chemical Security Program
  • National Strategy Needed to Reduce Flood Risks on East, Gulf Coasts, Report Says
  • Senate Committee to Hold Climate, Budget Hearing
  • McCarthy Defends EPA's Carbon Dioxide Rule as Republicans Question Authority
  • EU Emissions Trading System Changes Could Begin Before 2021, Italian Minister Says
  • California, Federal Agencies Release Plans To Rebuild Imperiled Salmon, Steelhead
  • Oil, Gas Companies Develop Measures To Protect Greater Sage Grouse, Study Says
  • Canada's Ambassador: Failure to Approve Keystone XL Would Harm Environment
  • China Promises Support for Domestically Produced Alternative-Energy Vehicles
  • Commonwealth Edison Must Source Power From FutureGen Plant, Illinois Court Affirms
  • Maryland Approves Final State Permit For Building Dominion LNG Export Terminal
  • Mexican Senate Takes Step To Overhaul Electricity Sector
  • Production Tax Credit Renewal Is Priority For Energy Innovation, Treasury's Mazur Says
  • Southern Co.'s Carbon Capture Project On Track for 2015 Start, Chairman Says
  • West Coast Lawmakers Ask Interior To Keep Drilling Ban in New Leasing Plan
  • European Commission Calls for 30% In Energy Efficiency Gains by 2030
  • Construction Group to Offer Compliance Training Under Settlement With State DEP
  • Hearing Highlights States' Use of Technology To Ease Regulatory Compliance, Permitting
  • Colorado Hikes Waste Compliance by Self-Certifying
  • Bakken Crude More Volatile, Flammable Than Other Lighter Crudes, PHMSA Study Finds
  • DOT Proposes Updated Tank Car, Emergency Response Standards for Transport of Crude
  • Lawmakers Consider Risks in U.S. Supplies Of Minerals for Energy, Military Technology
  • White House Begins Review of Regulation On Products Used in Oil Spill Cleanups
  • Clear Supply Chain Roles, Responsibilities Help Avoid FIFRA Violations, Attorneys Say
  • Pingree, DeFazio Seek to Rally Opposition To Approval of Dow's 2,4-D Crops, Herbicide
  • World Conference on Workers, Pesticides Planned
  • NTP Finds Pentachlorophenol, Byproducts Are ‘Reasonably Anticipated' Carcinogens
  • Democrat's Bills Authorize Funds for States; Localities Promote Water Efficient Products
  • Conservation, Reuse Could Help Eliminate Colorado River Basin Shortages, Report Says
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 23 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 24 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 23, 2014
  • Air Permit for Severstal Steel Plant Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue Michigan DEQ
  • British Columbia Government Study: Kitimat Airshed Can Handle Energy-Related Growth
  • EPA Approval of Nevada Power Plant Air Pollution Plan Upheld by Ninth Circuit
  • Rising Sea Level, Temperatures Pose Threats To Military Bases, Training, DOD Official Says
  • EPA Power Plant Proposal Would Increase Electricity Costs, Industry Groups Say
  • More Than 120 Groups Report Lobbying Congress on Existing Power Plant Regulations
  • Comment Period on Wage Garnishment Proposal Extended Through Sept. 2
  • West Virginia Chemical Leak, Dust Explosion Both Tied to Inadequate Oversight, CSB Says
  • Survey for Rare Species Halts Miami Project; FWS Rule Could Designate Protected Habitat
  • Adviser: Not Enough Global LNG Market Share for All Canadian Proposed Plants
  • Chevron Agrees to Operating Standards To Advance Richmond Refinery Upgrades
  • China Restricts Coal-to-Gas Projects Citing Environmental Concerns, Water Overuse
  • End of Conditional LNG Export Approvals Expected Despite Mixed Industry Reaction
  • Energy Revenue Sharing Bill Could Help Landrieu But Unlikely to Pass This Year
  • Maine City Votes to Ban Bulk Loading Of Oil Sands Onto Tanker Vessels
  • Utility Trade Group Calls on Members To Convert Fleets to Plug-In Electric Vehicles
  • White House Nominates Jeff Baran, Waxman Aide, to Be Nuclear Regulator
  • PHMSA to Hold Webinar on Gas Pipeline Rule
  • Western Petroleum Group Challenges Ban On Fracking in Southern California City
  • Appeals Court Orders Travelers to Abide By $500 Million Asbestos Settlement
  • Continued Use of Coal in EU Power Plants Threatens Climate Goals, Report Says
  • Fighting Climate Change Among Goals Proposed for UN's Post-2015 Agenda
  • Pennsylvania Drilling Outpaced Ability To Oversee Water Quality, Audit Finds
  • EPA Cautions Against Use of Flammable Refrigerants
  • Most Waste Sites Used for Renewable Energy Subject to State Laws, Not CERLCA, EPA Says
  • China: No Environmental Taxes This Year
  • Judiciary Committee Members Seek Probe Of Oil Industry's Alleged Anti-Ethanol Actions
  • Cities Say Restrictions in New Infrastructure Financing Program Hamper Other Funding
  • Treatment of Mixed Sewage May Promote Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, U.K. Study Says
  • Report Sees Resource Management Role for Utilities
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 22 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 23 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 22, 2014
  • Coal Ash Claims Not Preempted by Air Act, Court Rules in Tort Suit Against Power Plant
  • Hong Kong Air Quality Improving Overall, But Mainland Sources of Ozone Rise
  • Ninth Circuit Agrees to Review EPA Approval Of San Joaquin Air Contingency Measures
  • Pace of Security Plan Reviews Improved; Most Chemical Plants Still Await Approval
  • Chemicals That May Affect Testosterone Identified in Toxicity Screen, Researchers Say
  • Phthalates in Toys Don't Pose High Risks To Children, Advisory Panel Tells CPSC
  • Phthalates in Toys Report Receives Mixed Views From Trade, Consumer Groups
  • Toxic Designation for Ethyl Carbamate Proposed by Canada; Six Chemicals Cleared
  • Court Rejects Rehearing in Mine Methane Lawsuit
  • Environmental Justice Groups Express Concern About Power Plant Proposal
  • Class Strikes Deal With Freedom Industries Over W.Va. Chemical Spill Into Water Supply
  • Mexican Senate Passes Energy Reform Bill To Allow Consortia, Apportion Spill Liability
  • NRC's Magwood a ‘Disaster,' Reid Says; Critics Call for Ethics Probe Into Job Search
  • Former EPA Official Should Be Disqualified As Expert Witness, Justice Dept. Tells Court
  • Russian Funding Could Jump Start Arctic Council Environmental Projects
  • PHMSA Has Improved Special Permit, Approval Processes, Inspector General Says
  • Speed of Oil Tank Cars ‘An Issue' as DOT Prepares Safety Rulemaking, Foxx Says
  • Florida Sues Texas-Based Oil Company, Revokes Permit for Well Near Everglades
  • Webinar on Federal Nanotech Research July 31
  • Solar Panel Maker First Chinese Company To Seek Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Protection
  • EPA Makes Preliminary 2013 TRI Data Available
  • Mayors' Draft Legislation Seeks Grants For Water Infrastructure, Penalty Waivers
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 21 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 22 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 21, 2014
  • Court Upholds Volvo's $72 Million Fine For Failing to Meet Emissions Standard
  • D.C. Circuit Asked to Vacate Cross-State Air Pollution Rule as Applied to Texas
  • EPA Extends Comment Period for Radon Proposal
  • Carper Interested in Chemical Security Reauthorization But No Legislation Imminent
  • NAFTA Body Targets Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation in Five-Year Plan
  • Water Utilities Urge Infrastructure Funding Focus on Resiliency, Not Disaster Rebuilding
  • EPA Power Plant Rule Suggests State Laws Needed to Cover All Generators, Report Says
  • Canadian Drinking Water Policies Lag Behind World Benchmarks, Study Finds
  • China ETS Committee Would Set National Standards
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse Protections Considered
  • Analysts Say Ban on U.S. Oil Exports Is Now Dying One Ruling at a Time
  • ‘Pre-Rule' on Rail Transport Oil Spill Prevention, Response Plans Sent to OMB
  • Final Lithium Batteries Air Transport Rule Sent to PHMSA as OMB Completes Review
  • North Texas City Fracking Ban Heads To Voters, Following City Council Rejection
  • EPA Releases Proposed Decision to Veto Pebble Mine to Protect Salmon Fishery
  • Landrieu Schedules Hearing on Federal Energy Production Revenue Allocation
  • Colorado Governor to Do ‘Whatever It Takes' To Defeat Two Anti-Drilling Ballot Measures
  • Earthquakes Spur Colorado to Make Changes At Oil and Gas Wastewater Injection Well
  • Interior Allows Blasting in Atlantic for Oil, Gas Surveys; Harm to Marine Life Feared
  • Canadian Energy Regulator to Review Chevron, Imperial Oil Arctic Well Spill Plans
  • EPA Finalizes Insect Repellent Graphic, Expects Marked Products in Early 2015
  • Endocrine Disruptor Uses May Continue If Risks Are Controlled, EU Commission Says
  • EPA Rule to Disallow Use of Outdated AAI Standard Will Benefit Public, Lawyer Says
  • Farming, Ranching Advocacy Groups Ask EPA To Further Clarify Proposed Jurisdiction Rule
  • France Wants Assurances Moving Wrecked Costa Concordia Won't Pollute Its Waters
  • Georgia Appeals Court Ruling Extends Buffer Protection to Wetlands, Marshes
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 18 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 21 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 18, 2014
  • USDA Nixes Proposal to Share Confidential Business Information With States, Tribes
  • Dramatic Growth Brings Green Bonds Market From Niche to Mainstream, Report Says
  • Republicans Call Australian Repeal of Carbon Tax Red Flag for Proponents in U.S. Senate
  • States Likely to Need Extensions to Complete Power Plant Emission Plans, McCabe Says
  • Earth's ‘Vital Signs' Show Continued Warming Trend in 2013, NOAA Says
  • NOAA Needs Plan to Improve Management Of Coastal Zone Development, GAO Says
  • About $231 Million in Loan Funds Not Used By Five States, EPA's Inspector General Says
  • Perciasepe to Leave No. 2 Spot at EPA, Will Work at Climate-Focused Think Tank
  • Wildlife Service to Propose Another Program For Voluntary Protection of Declining Species
  • Canada Says Companies Must Report Solvents Used in Underground Oil Sands
  • FERC Issues Proposal to Enhance Security; LaFleur Says She Plans to Stay for New Term
  • U.S. Lags in Energy Efficiency, Shows Slow Progress, Annual Scorecard Says
  • National Council Approves Tribal Report Advising EPA on Environmental Justice
  • Australia Abolishes Carbon Tax; Environment Groups Denounce Return to ‘Bad Old Days'
  • State Appeals Court Issues Mixed Ruling In Challenge to Pennsylvania Drilling Law
  • Industry Calls for Approval of Dow Herbicide; Environmental Groups Raise Health Concerns
  • China Three Years Behind Schedule in Installing 5,000 Megawatts of Offshore Wind
  • U.S. to Auction Site Off New Jersey Coast, Doubling Acreage of Offshore Wind Farms
  • Senate Bill Seeks EPA Science Transparency
  • Court Rejects Rehearing in Renewable Fuels Lawsuit
  • EPA Publishes RIN Quality Assurance, Renewable Fuel Pathway Rules
  • Cities, Towns Should Plan for Upcoming Stormwater Permits, EPA Water Official Says
  • Study Group Calls on Iowa to Take Bigger Steps to Cut Nutrient Pollution
  • California Court Says Groundwater Extraction Harming Rivers Must Be Regulated
  • Climate Adaptation Strategies Gaining Traction Among States, Businesses
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 17 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 18 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 17, 2014
  • EPA Needs New Reference Method For Ambient Ozone, Science Advisers Say
  • EPA Proposes Revisions to Oil and Gas Well New Source Performance Standards
  • Environmental Groups Seek EPA Decision On Challenges to Texas Power Plant Permits
  • Sierra Club Sues EPA Over Deadlines For State Plans on 2008 Ozone Standard
  • UN Chemicals Body Says Pharmaceuticals in Environment Could be ‘Emerging Policy Issue'
  • Obama Announces Agency Efforts, Funding To Help Communities with Climate Impacts
  • Kerry Taps Retired Coast Guard Admiral As New Leader for U.S. Policy in Arctic
  • EPA Accepting Comment on Methane Proposals
  • Concern Over Harmful Algal Blooms Improving Treatment, Consultant Says
  • EPA Withdraws Final Wage Garnishment Rule After Congressional Backlash
  • No Bias in Process for Waiving FOIA Request Fees, EPA Inspector General Finds
  • Business Opposition Grows as South Korea's Emissions Trading System Launch Nears
  • Ex-Im Bank Bill May Be Brought to Floor With Separate Vote on Coal, Boxer Says
  • Murkowski: Commerce Talks Encouraging, But Lifting Oil Export Ban Unlikely This Year
  • No Special Session to Head Off Ballot Clash Over Oil, Gas Issues, Colorado Governor Says
  • Minnesota Power to Spend $500 Million To Resolve Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
  • Oil Company, President to Pay $21.4 Million For Illegal PCB-Contaminated Oil Disposal
  • EPA Seeks Proposals for Great Lakes Grants
  • Germany Offers $1 Billion in First Big Pledge To UN Green Climate Fund for Poor Nations
  • Senators Promote Bills to Address Threats From Invasive Species, Sewer Overflows
  • Florida to Sue Texas-Based Oil Company To Shut Down Well in Everglades Area
  • Ammonia Analysis Shows Progress in IRIS, More Improvement Needed, EPA Advisers Say
  • Overhaul of IRIS Chemical Risk Assessments To Take Up to Five Years, EPA Official Says
  • D.C. Bills Banning Polystyrene Containers, Mandating Compost Separation Near Law
  • Europe Must Diffuse Green Technologies, Change Taxes for Sustainability, Study Finds
  • Clean Water Act Permits Not Required For Discharges on ‘Dry Land,’ EPA Says
  • House Committee Approves Bill to Bar EPA, Corps From Issuing ‘Waters of the U.S.' Rule
  • House Committee Approves Two Bills To Restrict EPA Clean Water Act Authority
  • Ohio Advocacy Group Asks Federal EPA To Assume Clean Water Act Enforcement
  • Governor Signs Bill Clarifying Salton Sea Authority
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 16 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 17 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 16, 2014
  • China Power Suppliers Face Heavy Fines For Failing to Use Desulfurization Technology
  • EPA Explains Methodology Used to Set Boiler, Incinerator Emissions Standards
  • Supreme Court Asked to Review Decision Upholding Air Toxics Rule for Power Plants
  • Interior-EPA Appropriations Bill Advances Over Objections on Environmental Riders
  • Dichloromethane Probable Carcinogen, IARC Says as It Classifies Five Chemicals
  • EPA Redesigns Greener Chemical Labels
  • EPA Region 10 Should Improve Oversight of Puget Sound Grants, Inspector General Says
  • Court Failed to Consider Groups' Evidence in Fish Passage, First Circuit Rules
  • Senate Confirms LaFleur, Bay to FERC After Compromise on Who Gets Gavel
  • Chemical Company Agrees to $905,000 Fine For Alleged Pesticide, Insecticide Violations
  • Republicans Ask EPA to Nix Wage Garnishment Rule
  • Canada Court Says Aboriginal Group Can Challenge Trans Mountain Pipeline Review
  • Foxx Urged to Ban Use of DOT-111 Tank Cars to Carry Bakken, Other Crude Oil
  • House Passes Short-Term Highway Bill With LUST Fund, HazMat Provisions
  • Older Oil Rail Cars Would Be Phased Out Under Deal Between Railroads, Oil Industry
  • Proposed Oil and Gas Exploration Rules Released by North Carolina Commission
  • 7th Circuit Deals Great Lakes Another Loss In Battle to Halt Asian Carp Invasion
  • Carbon Emissions From Texas Coal Plant To Be Injected to Loosen Crude Oil Deposits
  • Mexican Senate Committee Approves Key Energy Bills for Industry Overhaul
  • Upton Vows Action on Stalled Energy Legislation if Republicans Control Congress
  • Chinese-Owned Firm Wins Right To Query Obama-Blocked Wind Farm Project
  • Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Could Open Door to More Solar Energy Development
  • EPA Advisers Discuss Human Data Use, Assessment of Chemicals Made in Body
  • North Carolina Senate Rejects Coal Ash Changes
  • Cleanup Plan Proposed for Lower Ley Creek Portion of New York Superfund Site
  • EPA to Regulate Workers' Exposure To Vapor Intrusion, Lawyer Says
  • Washington State Seeks Comment on Cleanup
  • Mexico Says Used Cars Imported From U.S. Damaging Domestic Market
  • EPA Veto Power After Corps Issues Permits Should Be Revoked, House Panel Told
  • Water Quality Standards May Be Violated By Conservation Practices, Officials Say
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 15 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 16 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 15, 2014
  • Colorado to Revise Regional Haze Plan Under Settlement With Environmental Groups
  • Court Asked to Lift Stay of Cross-State Rule, Set 2015 Deadline for Compliance by States
  • EPA Offers Grants for Community Air Monitoring
  • EPA Seeks to Dismiss Case on Steel Mill Permit
  • Phosphorus-Laden Maryland Tributaries Show Need for State Mandate, Group Says
  • Eliminate Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Lead on Climate, IEA Director Says
  • EPA Followed States' Lead in Developing Power Plant Proposal, Officials Say
  • Economy Can Handle EPA Carbon Rule, Study Says, Citing RGGI, Other Programs
  • EPA Employee Union Slams McCarthy For Alleged Managerial Problems at Agency
  • Official Says China Could Expand Scope Of Its Seven Carbon Trading Pilot Projects
  • Japan Decides to End Agriculture-Derived Bioethanol Production Project Next Year
  • New England, Eastern Canadian Leaders Pledge to Address Energy on Regional Basis
  • UN Urges Greater Access to Electricity Throughout East Africa to Fight Deforestation
  • Ammonium Nitrate, Explosive Transport Rule Proposed by PHMSA Would Replace Permits
  • House Rules Paves Way for Consideration of Bill to Extend Hazmat Programs Authorization
  • New York Court Dismisses Challenges To State's Delay on Fracking Decision
  • Auditor General Says Alberta Lacks Effective System to Monitor Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Government Watchdog Says Ontario Unlikely To Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal
  • Ireland's Robinson Named UN Climate Envoy
  • House Bill Would Require EPA Rules to Get Approval From Both Chambers of Congress
  • OMB, White House Views May Be Needed On Academies' IRIS Advice, EPA Official Says
  • Federal Court Upholds Army Corps Permit To Construct New York City Trash Facility
  • Transfer of Storage Tank Cleanup Funds Likely to Be Part of ‘Transportation Patch'
  • Health Levels for Short-Term Risks of TCE In Indoor Air Recommended by EPA Region 9
  • Activist Allowed on Environment Commission, Iowa Supreme Court Says; Water Rule Upheld
  • Advocacy Group Can't Intervene, Fourth Circuit Rules
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 14 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 15 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 14, 2014
  • EPA Conditionally Approves Texas Flexible New Source Review Permitting Program
  • Los Angeles Area Battery Recycler Must Install New Pollution Controls to Reopen
  • TVA Plan for Gas-Fired Power Plant Draws Suit on Environmental, Economic Analyses
  • Fugitive Methane Emissions From Fracking Need Regulation by EPA, Law Professor Says
  • Court or Legislature, Not Voters, Can Change Colorado Drilling Law, State Attorney Says
  • New Jersey Proposes Formal Repeal of RGGI Rules, Re-Igniting Criticism of Withdrawal
  • Chevron to Appeal Conditions Imposed On $1 Billion Upgrade at California Refinery
  • Environmental Groups Oppose Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization Bill Over Coal Policy Tweak
  • First Solar Abandons Plans for World's Biggest Plant in Inner Mongolia, China
  • Moniz Agrees to Work With Chinese Officials On Oil Reserves, Other Energy Issues
  • New Bill Would Reduce Gas Flaring, Send LNG Exports to Allies, Senators Say
  • Wal-Mart, Facebook, Other Companies Want Easier Process for Buying Renewable Energy
  • Environment Minister Says Italy to Focus On Green Economy, Jobs During EU Presidency
  • Russian Ministry Approves Draft Law To Require Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Japan Tightens Standards on Ballast Water Release, Cuts Sulfur Content in Ship Fuel
  • Major Growth Seen in Mine Water Treatment Market
  • EPA, Industry Groups Reiterate Claims That Pesticide Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed
  • Companies Warned to Heed Cut-Off Dates in EU Biocides Regulation
  • EU Chemicals Agency Defends Video On Consumer Rights Over Industry Objections
  • More Comment Time on Fracking Chemical Reporting
  • D.C. Circuit Rules for EPA, Corps in Suit On Conductivity Guidance for Coal Mines
  • Fourth Circuit Holds Virginia Coal Company Liable for Unpermitted Selenium Discharges
  • House Bill Would Prohibit EPA, Corps From Promulgating ‘Waters of the U.S.' Rule
  • Mexican Official Asks for U.S. Patience In Crafting Tijuana River Pollution Solutions
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 11 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 14 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 11, 2014
  • EPA Agrees to Deadlines for Determining Visibility Impacts From Minnesota Coal Plant
  • Justice Objects to Former EPA Official Serving as Witness in Enforcement Case
  • Public Advocates: GMOs Need FDA Approval; Rep. Pompeo Says Review Process Enough
  • State Officials Are Concerned House Is Underfunding EPA Without Reducing Burden
  • EPA Proposes to Prohibit Some Uses Of HFCs With High Global Warming Potential
  • Japan's Business Lobby Moves to Set GHG Goals
  • New Jersey Democrat Has Plan to Foil Gov. Christie on Carbon Decision Over RGGI
  • Study Examines Decarbonization Pathways In 15 Countries to Sufficiently Cut Emissions
  • U.S., Other Top-Emitters Head to Paris For Climate Accord Stocktaking, Other Talks
  • Upton Threatens EPA Subpoena Over Power Plant Rule Documents on Decision Process
  • E-Mails, Interviews Confirm McCarthy's ‘Stand Down' Claim on Beale Probe, IG Says
  • Analysis Finds Russia's Arctic LNG Project ‘Uneconomic' Without Major Subsidies
  • Democrats Predict FERC Nominee Approvals, But Republicans Not Happy With Norman Bay
  • EU May Renew Five-Year Tariffs on U.S. Biodiesel, Targeting ADM to Cargill
  • House Seen Passing Energy Spending Bill After Adopting Carbon Social Cost Measure
  • Company Will Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Allegations at Louisiana Wastewater Plant
  • Three Senators Ask EPA to Withdraw Rule On Wage Garnishment Without Court Order
  • Researchers Predict Larger Algae Bloom in Lake Erie
  • Radioactive Transit Rules Harmonized
  • Court Won't Alter Judgment on Stream Buffer Rule
  • DeFazio Introduces Bill to Add Hardrock Mining Fee
  • EPA to Withdraw Direct Final Rule On Collateral Labeling for Pesticide Exports
  • Waldburger Plaintiffs Ask for Remand To Allow Lower Court to Consider New Law
  • Business Leaders Cite ‘Huge Opportunity,' Big Obstacles for Green Investment in China
  • Bill to Bar EPA Lead Bullet Regulation, Reauthorize Wetlands Programs Defeated
  • Transatlantic Trade Agreement Must Exclude Chemical Regulations, Public Advocates Say
  • Senate Highway Trust Fund Bill Pushes Congress for Tax Parity on Alternative Fuels
  • EPA's Local Governments Panel to Advise on Best Ways to Implement Waters of U.S. Rule
  • New Agriculture Exemptions Won't Require Approval by EPA, Corps, McCarthy Says
  • Pipeline Leak Discharges 1 Million Gallons Of Saltwater in Northwest North Dakota
  • Washington Governor Proposes to Strengthen Standards for Toxic Chemicals in Waterways
  • Investors Zero in on Energy Companies And Their Approach to Climate Change
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 10 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 11 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 10, 2014
  • House Appropriations Panel Approves Bill For Interior, EPA With Some Targeted Cuts
  • EU Parliament Will Start Work on Carbon Pricing Framework in Fall, La Via Says
  • McCarthy Meets With Senators on Power Plant Rules
  • Rich-Poor Division on Climate Unresolved In Latest UN Document on Global Agreement
  • U.S., China Renew Pledge on Climate Deal, Discuss Readying Post-2020 Emissions Cuts
  • Virginia Should Join RGGI to Generate Flood Protection Funds, Report Says
  • Amendments on Light Bulb Standards, Gas Exports Offered to Energy Appropriations Bill
  • EU, Germany Resolve Differences On Renewable Energy Legislation
  • Fracking Guidelines Issued by Industry To Ease Communities’ Widespread Fears
  • Obama Withdraws Nominee Robinson To Serve as Undersecretary of Energy
  • Reid Files Cloture On Two FERC Nominees
  • Sen. Murkowski to Press Administration To Lift Oil Export Ban in Commerce Meeting
  • Soybean Group Seeks Increase in Biodiesel Requirement in Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Utilities Awarded $14 Million in Grants To Demonstrate Use of Battery Storage
  • White House Issues Veto Threat For House Appropriations Bill, Cites Riders
  • 25 Million Said to Live in Crude-by-Rail ‘Blast Zone'
  • Canada Publishes Draft Rail Regulations
  • Murkowski, Mining Authorities, Industry Push for Passage of Critical Minerals Bill
  • China to Exclude Electric Cars from Purchase Tax
  • Emergency Pesticide Use Not Warranted, Would Affect Endangered Fish, Groups Say
  • EPA Announces Peer Reviewers, Meeting To Consider Health Effects of PFOA, PFOS
  • Treasury Department Seeks OMB Review, Extension of 2005 Biofuel Tax Guidance
  • Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban BPA Use in All Food, Beverage Containers
  • EPA Official Says Final Risk Assessments, Chemical Label Designs Coming by Fall
  • Perfluorinated, Waste Tire Chemicals Among 43 to Have Significant New Use Rules
  • Siemens, Titan Wind Lose Challenge To Duty Orders on Asian Wind Towers
  • WTO Director-General Welcomes Launch Of Environmental Goods Negotiations
  • EPA Deputy Administrator Reiterates Puddles Do Not Fall Under Water Act Jurisdiction
  • Maine Sues EPA for Failing to Approve State Water Testing of Rivers on Tribal Lands
  • California Proposes Emergency Measures To Curb Outdoor Residential Water Usage
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 10 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 9 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 09, 2014
  • EPA Seeks to Reduce Particulate Matter Emissions From New Grain Elevators
  • Shipping Companies Form Industry Coalition To Promote, Enforce Sulfur Regulations
  • House Appropriations Bill Includes Provisions To Bar Water Act Rules; July 9 Markup Set
  • House Appropriators Propose EPA Cuts, Push Energy Development on Federal Land
  • EPA Extends Comments on Greenhouse Gas Data
  • EU Carbon Market Needs Deep Changes, Industry Panel's Buzek Says
  • Florida's Top Environmental Official Speaks to County's Oil Well Concerns
  • Low Levels of Arsenic Cause Lung Cancer In Male Mice, NIEHS Research Finds
  • Court Affirms FERC Authority to Set Rules For New England Power Generation Markets
  • EU Seeks Automatic License Approval For U.S. Oil, Gas Exports, EU Text Says
  • Reid Says Negotiations Over Ex-Im Bill Coal Financing Provision Under Way
  • Renewable Fuels Groups Accuse Petroleum Industry of Blocking Sales in Report
  • White House to Nominate Defense Specialist To Serve as Next Deputy Secretary of Energy
  • China Supreme Court Establishes Special Environmental Tribunal to Fight Pollution
  • Judge Signs $14 Million TSCA Settlement
  • NHTSA Plans Impact Analysis of Fuel Economy Rule
  • Senator Urges Obama to Act on Crude-by-Rail Safety
  • OECD Report Cites Environmental Questions, Opportunities in Nanotechnology in Tires
  • EPA Seeking 2017 Methyl Bromide Use Requests
  • Company Seeks to Test Fungicide on Corn
  • Groups Contest California's Neonicotinoids Approval
  • IRS Corrects Proposals on REITs, Renewable Property
  • Chemical Facility Security Bill Passes House; Would Extend DHS Program for Three Years
  • CTS Corp. Site Involved in Waldburger Case To Stay on Superfund National Priorities List
  • Denmark Abandons Proposed Ban on Four Phthalates, Citing European Court of Justice
  • Tariff-Free Solar Panels Are Aim Of New Global Trade Negotiations
  • France Boosts Incentives for Leasing Electric Cars
  • EPA Checklist to Help Localities Prepare for Floods
  • EPA Withdraws Animal Feedlot Guidance From OMB Review, Citing Recent Revisions
  • Former Connecticut CEO Pleads Guilty To Violating Clean Water Act, Faces Prison
  • McCarthy Says Agencies Didn't Anticipate Regulatory Role for USDA in Water Act Rule
  • Court Says CEQA Review Not Required For Interim CVP Water Delivery Contracts
  • Proposed Forest Service Groundwater Plan Poses Concerns for Western Governors
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 8 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 9 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • Titanium Co. Signs $14 Million TSCA Settlement
July 08, 2014
  • IBM to Help China Manage Air Quality, Energy Consumption, Renewable Supplies
  • States Seek to Challenge Application Of EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
  • Australian Plan to Repeal, Replace Carbon Price Scheme Faces Legislative Uncertainty
  • California Legislation Would Delay Inclusion Of Transportation Fuels in Trading Program
  • FERC Seeks En Banc Rehearing to Uphold Its Embattled Demand Response Program
  • India Should Limit Duties on Solar Plants To Protect Investments, Tata Power Says
  • Obama Administration Examining Crude Oil Export Policy, Pritzker Says
  • U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable to Attack, Says CRS Report Suggesting More Oversight
  • Fifth Circuit Rejects Luminant Lawsuit Over Texas Power Plant Violations
  • Alberta Pipeline Operator Agrees to Pay $1.3 Million to Settle Pair of Oil Spills
  • Environmental Group Petitions EPA To Conduct Interim Review of Neonicotinoids
  • NTP Extends Comment Deadline for TCE Draft Report
  • China Finance Ministry Signals New Taxes On Coal Producers for Environment Programs
  • 13 New Use Rules for Coating, Nanoscale, Energy-Related Chemicals Issued by EPA
  • EPA Strategies to Promote Rapid Analysis Of Toxicity, Life Cycle Impacts to Be Critiqued
  • California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalination
  • Many Rivers Less Acidic After 65 Years, U.S. Geological Survey Study Concludes
  • The Greenery of Brownfields
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 7 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 8 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 07, 2014
  • Crude Oil Shipping Facility in Oregon Violates Air Act, Advocacy Groups Say
  • EPA Asks Court for More Cross-State Rule Briefing
  • Canada Defers to Nova Scotia, Yukon on Rules
  • Obama Administration Looking for Ways To Work With Insurers on Extreme Weather
  • Governors Advocate Reforms to Improve Endangered Species Act Listing Policies
  • DOE Solicits Applications for $4 Billion In Renewable, Efficiency Loan Guarantees
  • Grassley Says EPA Unlikely to Finalize 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Until Fall
  • Overseas Coal Plant Funding by Ex-Im Bank Could Resume Under Bill Planned by Manchin
  • Rail Car Design Standards for Oil Transport Updated in Final Rules Issued by Canada
  • Canada Approves Seismic Oil Project For Searches Between Canada, Greenland
  • Court Affirms Canada Has No Duty To Protect British Columbia Peat Bog
  • Disinfected Water, Fuel Additives, Nanotubes Should Be High IARC Priorities, Advisers Say
  • Coal Ash Bill Passes North Carolina House, Seen as Weaker Than State Senate Version
  • Lesson From Waldburger: Federalism Alive, High Court Wary of Preempting State Law
  • More Targeted Compliance-Check Approach For REACH Registration Planned by Agency
  • Two REACH-Restricted Chemicals Approved By ECHA Panels for Use by UK Rocket Maker
  • EPA to Hold Meetings to Share Ideas About Operating New Financing Program
  • California Board Adopts Emergency Rules On Enforcement of Orders to Halt Diversions
  • Congressman Says Water Needed to Avoid Health Disaster From Diminishing Salton Sea
  • Many Climate Change Laws May Lie Ahead For Latin America to Confront Economic Toll
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 3 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 7 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 03, 2014
  • Current Ozone Standard Insufficient to Protect Public Health, Science Advisers Say
  • PVC Manufacturers Urge Court to Review Air Toxics Limits Despite EPA Reconsideration
  • EPA Adds Four Hearings on Power Plant Proposals
  • Fund to Help Poor Nations Adapt Inches Closer to Capitalization, Official Reports
  • Turf War Between EPA Inspector General, Security Office Unresolved, Spokesman Says
  • EPA Finalizes Voluntary Quality Assurance Program for Renewable Fuel Credits
  • Electronic Devices Waste $80 Billion a Year; Standby Network Links to Blame, IEA Finds
  • Environmental, Other Groups Criticize Draft EIS for New Mexico Power Plant, Mine Plan
  • Germany Lauds European Court Ruling On Renewable Energy Subsidy Program
  • Inspector General Pushes Interior on Ways To Speed Up Onshore Permitting for Oil, Gas
  • Interior to Auction 80,000 Acres Off Coast Of Maryland for Wind Power Development
  • Natural Gas, Electricity From Landfill Biogas Approved as Renewable Fuel Pathways
  • West Virginia Fish Declined in Streams Impacted by Mountaintop Mining, Study Says
  • Russia Begins Enacting Plan to Phase Down Production of Ozone-Depleting Substances
  • API Document on Pipeline Safety Practices Likely to Be Finalized in 2014, Official Says
  • European Commission Proposes 70 Percent Recycling Target in EU Waste Overhaul Plan
  • Most U.S. Residents Have Access to Carton Recycling
  • CDC Biomonitoring Report Measures 39 New Chemicals, Updates Data for 84
  • EPA Moves to Help Degreasing Shops, Manufacturers Find Alternatives for Solvent
  • Product Makers Swapping Banned Retardants With Related Chemicals, New Report Shows
  • CORRECTION
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 2 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 3 FEDERAL REGISTER
July 02, 2014
  • Conservation Groups Challenge EPA Second Approval of Pennsylvania Regional Haze Plan
  • Court Dismisses Lawsuit Asking for EPA Regulation of Animal Feedlot Emissions
  • EPA Proposes to Limit Toxic Emissions From Off-Site Waste, Recovery Facilities
  • Review Set for Work to Develop Contaminated Sites
  • Clinton Gives Support to Obama Climate Plan, Voices Optimism for Global 2015 Agreement
  • EPA Unveils Methane Limits for Landfills, Approaches New, Existing Sites Separately
  • Italy Says it Will Steer EU to Focus on Climate Change During Six-Month Presidency
  • Virginia Governor Revives Climate Panel; Says Revenue Needed for Resilience Work
  • Colorado Supreme Court Affirms Citizens' Initiatives to Restrict Oil, Gas Activities
  • Whooping Crane ESA ‘Take' Too Remote For TCEQ Water Permitting, Court Rules
  • Cape Wind Wins $150 Million Loan Guarantee Commitment From DOE
  • Court Rejects Challenges to FERC Approval For N.J.-N.Y. Natural Gas Pipeline Project
  • Illinois Governor Signs Clean Energy Bill, Invests $30M to Jump-Start Solar Projects
  • Michigan Extends Length of Permits For Aquatic Nuisance Control, Creates Registry
  • Canada Unveils Tighter Rules for Dangerous Rail Cargo Before Lac-Mégantic Anniversary
  • Hazmat Transport Fee Worth Considering, But Tank Car Rule Comes First, Foxx Says
  • Mexico Will Not Rely on Potable Water For Fracking, Senior Water Official Says
  • New Gas Pipeline to Pass Through Michigan; State Forms Safety Task Force
  • EPA Again Signals Regulating Coal Ash As Nonhazardous Waste Could Be Adequate
  • EPA Adopts $46.7 Million Cleanup Plan For Ringwood Mines Site in New Jersey
  • European Commission to Allow Nickel in Certain Toys
  • TCE Should Be Listed as a Known Carcinogen, NTP Draft Report Says
  • Ohio Senators Slam Indian Proposal For Imposing Duties on U.S. Solar Products
  • USTR Announces Environmental Reviews For Transatlantic Trade, Services Talks
  • Foreign Drivers on Germany's Autobahn May Soon Pay Toll Based on Car's CO2 Emissions
  • Challenges on Water Jurisdiction Rule Expected Due to Conflicts With Court Rulings
  • EPA Guides Permit Writers Apply Beach Criteria
  • N.C. Governor Signs Bill Protecting Water Sources
  • Russia Moves to Protect Lake Baikal, Which Holds 20 Percent of Liquid Fresh Water
  • Georgia Coal-to-Solar Shift Shows the Way on Obama Power Plant Climate Rules
  • Comment Deadlines
  • JULY 1 FEDERAL REGISTER
  • JULY 2 FEDERAL REGISTER
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