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  • EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will reduce methane from decomposing household waste by about 480,000 tons a year by 2025. Landfills rank as the third-largest human-related source ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Proposes Changes to Refinery Emission Rules

    Texas environmental advocates are applauding a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reduce oil refinery pollution by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions. If adopted, the rule would mark the first change to the industry's emission standards in nearly two decades. The EPA's 870-page proposal is part of a consent decree that resolved ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 delays rules limiting smog, mercury emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed that it plans to delay the issuance of new Clean Air Act (CAA) rules that would impose more stringent limits on emissions of mercury, soot, and the pollutants leading to smog formation from boilers and waste incinerators. The agency filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on December 7, in which it is seeking ...

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • Voters Overwhelmingly Support EPA Air Pollution Rules

    A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress' anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA's new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants.  Two-thirds of the respondents – 67 percent – oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air pollution ...


    By Ceres

  • Voters overwhelmingly support EPA air pollution rules

    A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress’ anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA’s new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Two-thirds of the respondents – 67 percent – oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air ...

  • EPA Exemption for Incinerators Ruled Illegal

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - A federal court has thrown out an attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA to exempt tens of thousands of waste incinerators from the controls of the Clean Air Act. In a decision June 8 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a panel of three judges ruled that facilities that burn waste are incinerators, not ...

  • New EPA Emissions Rules to Spur Demand for Clean Combustion Technology

        WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN) expects that tough new rules on coal-fired power plant emissions which were finalized recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will spur demand for effective, efficient, clean ...


  • 7 states sue EPA, seek wood boiler emissions rules

    Seven states filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Environmental Protection Agency over health-damaging air pollution from outdoor wood-fired boilers that have become popular for residential heating. The lawsuit asks a federal court to order EPA to review and adopt updated emissions limits for the boilers, which have been banned in ...


    By Associated Press

  • ‘EU should work with US on aircraft emissions after EPA ruling’

    The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has announced today that emissions from aircraft endanger human health, after being forced to issue a ruling due to a lawsuit filed by a number of US environmental groups. The EPA already found that greenhouse gases (GHGs) from cars and power plants were harmful to public health because of their climate impact. Due to the provisions in US law (the Clean ...

  • EPA Proposes New Rules to Reduce Potent Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders for a second annual White House roundtable discussion about the progress made and new steps taken to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced several new actions the agency will take to help support a smooth ...

  • EPA Delays Emissions Rules as Energy Companies Prepare for a Tumultuous Year

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it will delay releasing the final rules for new power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions. The rules are now scheduled to be released sometime this summer. The EPA’s 2015 Plan for the Carbon Emissions Rules The rules for new power plants were expected to be released on January 8, 2015, but the EPA ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA proposes rules on clean air act permitting for greenhouse gas emissions (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two rules to ensure that businesses planning to build new, large facilities or make major expansions to existing ones will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits that address their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the spring of 2010, EPA finalized the GHG Tailoring Rule, which specifies that beginning in 2011, projects that will ...

  • EPA Air Rule Defies Unanimous Supreme Court Decision

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - A supplemental rulemaking that would allow coal-fired power plants to increase their emissions when they add new generating capacity was proposed Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The proposal would exempt coal-fired power plants from installing the best available pollution controls when upgrading their facilities to ...

  • EPA seeks small entity participation on two upcoming air rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as small entity representatives (SERs) for two Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panels to establish standards for vehicle emissions and update emission standards for refineries. Reducing pollution from vehicles and refineries is important to EPA’s ...

  • EPA to issue strict rules for US power plant air toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation’s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit brought against the Agency by a coalition of public health and environmental groups. The settlement has been lodged in the United States District Court for the ...

  • Small Engine Rule to Bring Big Emissions Cuts

    EPA continues to mow down harmful emissions from the nonroad sector with a new proposal that sets strict standards for most lawn and garden equipment and small recreational watercraft. 'From the largest locomotives to the smallest lawn mowers, EPA's current and planned clean air regulations will continue environmental progress, keeping the air cleaner than a generation ago,' said EPA Acting ...

  • 17 states seek federal court review of EPA air quality rules

    Seventeen states are asking a federal judge to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency move to force more cuts in carbon emissions from power plants. The petition, filed Tuesday in a federal appeals court in Washington, charges the EPA with illegally invalidating the states' air quality protection plans. EPA sets national air ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA seeking comments on reconsideration of air rule for backup stationary engines

    The Environmental Protection Agency will accept public comments through Nov. 4 on its decision to reconsider three issues in air pollution standards for backup stationary engines that generate electricity, including the 2015 compliance date for requiring ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel, according to a notice published Sept. 5 (78 Fed. Reg. 54,606). EPA also is reconsidering a requirement for engine ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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