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  • EPA says it intends to regulate emissions by US airliners

    The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming. Using its authority under The Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary finding of endangerment to human health clears the way for possible U.S. adoption of ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

  • Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA tightens air emissions for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators

    EPA is setting new limits that will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators. This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury.  EPA is also finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and inspection requirements. This final action revises the ...

  • EPA requires Honolulu to prevent hazardous air emissions at Kapaa Landfill

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with the City and County of Honolulu to resolve air violations at its closed Kapaa Landfill in Kailua, Oahu by agreeing to pay nearly $17 million—$16.1 million solar power system and a penalty of $875,000. This environmental project involves the installation of photovoltaic arrays on more than 250,000 square feet of ...

  • EPA moving forward on greenhouse gas regulation

    Under a final decision issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no stationary sources will be required to get Clean Air Act permits that cover greenhouse gases (GHGs) before January 2011. The delay in requiring power plants and other industrial sites to obtain federal pollution permits for emitting greenhouse gases formally affirms an agency announcement last month that it ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Frost & Sullivan commends clean diesel technologies for helping fleet managers cost-effectively meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations

    Based on its recent analysis of the Class 6-8 emission reduction market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CDTI) with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology of the Year Award. Fleet managers have raised their demand for technologies that meet Environment Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 emissions regulations while improving fuel efficiency ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • US EPA’s Gina McCarthy address: new regulations of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and oil refineries

    PHOENIX, AZ – February 1, 2011 – Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation , was the keynote speaker during the plenary session of EUEC 2011, the USA’s largest energy, utility and environment conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center from January 31 through February 2, 2011. The ...

  • IHS is ready to help companies address emerging EPA regulations for greenhouse gas emissions

    IHS Inc., (NYSE: IHS) a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that it is fully prepared to assist companies with the development and implementation of comprehensive carbon management strategies in response to a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that has set the stage for federal regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The EPA finding ...


    By IHS

  • Professional Credentials in Air Emissions Testing

    From the LinkedIn Environmental Consulting Professionals Group: ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Can congress thwart EPA’s emission standards proposal?

    Late last month, the day after the U.S.’s 111th Congress officially adjourned, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson announced that, despite the fact lawmakers failed to pass President Barack Obama’s ambitious energy bill, the organization would tackle climate change within its own means ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • U.S. Senate poised to tackle EPA’s emissions authority

    The next few days are critical for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The organization declared late last year it would expand its mandate and regulate greenhouse gas emissions from plants and refineries, a move that has not been popular with Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The Senate will vote in the coming days – potentially as early as Wednesday – on three ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA Seeks Additional Toxic Emissions Reductions

    To provide incentives for reduced air toxic emissions, EPA is proposing to amend what are known as the 'General Provisions' to its air toxics standards. The proposed amendment would encourage industrial facilities to reduce air toxics emissions so they are no longer considered a 'major source' of air pollution. Major sources have the potential to emit more than 10 tons per year of a single toxic ...

  • EPA Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

    EPA’s new rules aimed at the gas and oil industry face obstacles.  CPI has been working in the gas and oil industry for many years now and we have seen a trend for the use of more efficient air pollution control systems, less open flaring, and a keen awareness of GHG reduction tactics.  Our industry insiders support positive impacts to the environment regardless of added ...

  • EPA sets stricter emission standards for oil refineries

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions. The rules will require for the first time that refineries install air monitors along "fence lines" where pollution enters neighboring communities. The monitors will measure levels of benzene and ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels

    Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging device similar to earlier models is also included in its new cars. VW has admitted that four-cylinder diesel cars from the 2009 to 2015 model years had software that helped the cars cheat on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Rhode Island Air National Guard Agrees to Minimize Air Emissions under EPA Settlement

    The Rhode Island Air National Guard will tighten its emissions limits and comply with federal and state air pollution laws at its North Kingstown aircraft repair facility, thereby ensuring that air quality in nearby communities is better protected. The R.I. Air National Guard, 143rd Airlift Wing, has agreed to pay a $39,400 penalty to settle EPA claims that it violated air pollution laws at this ...

  • EPA to hold public meeting on air regulations for the oil and gas industry (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the Agency"s review of several air regulations covering the oil and gas industry and to solicit public comments from the public. EPA is reviewing air toxics standards for oil and gas production facilities, air toxic standards for natural gas transmission and storage facilities, and two new source ...

  • California sues EPA for rejecting tailpipe emissions law

    The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 'wrongfully and illegally' blocking the state's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA's decision. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce standards ...

  • Murray Energy plans to sue EPA over job losses from Air Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately consider job losses when it issued various air pollution regulations impacting coal consumption, Murray Energy Corp. said in a notice of intent to sue the agency. The company said in its notice letter that the EPA's air pollution rules for industrial boilers, power plants and ambient ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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