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  • EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions

    EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions New EU legislation adopted today will bring down industrial emissions from large combustion plants across the EU, bringing several environmental and health benefits to Europe's citizens, like an expected reduction in premature deaths of 13,000 per year. The stricter legislation on industrial emissions was proposed by the European Commission in ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Report urges emission rules for shipping industry

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should rule that shipping emissions significantly contribute to climate change and pose a threat to public health and welfare, according to a new report from the advocacy group Oceana. The report also asks for the International Maritime ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 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 withdraws emission comparable fuels rule (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn the Emission Comparable Fuels (ECF) Rule, a rule that was finalized in December 2008. The rule sought to remove regulatory costs by reclassifying fuels that would otherwise be regulated as hazardous waste, but generate emissions similar to fuel oil when burned. EPA has now withdrawn the rule due to difficulty of ensuring that emissions ...

  • California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

    California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices. After the program survived a lengthy legal challenge from fuel makers, regulators are expected to ...


    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

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's environmental panel requires new aircraft designs meet the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Strong Health Standards for Soot Emissions

    A federal appeals court today unanimously upheld EPA’s latest health-based clean air standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. Inhaling soot pollution can have serious health consequences, ranging from increased asthma attacks, to heart attacks and premature death. The following is a statement by John Walke, Clean Air Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “This is, ...

  • Industrial Boiler MACT Rule Imposes New Air Emissions Requirements at Thousands of US Facilities

    Untitled Document New MACT Deadline Set by Final Rule Publication in Federal Register ...


    By AECOM

  • 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 ...

  • Improving the rules on carbon projects

    Climate negotiations must promote capacity building, not impose quotas, if all developing countries are to benefit from the Clean Development Mechanism, argues ZhongXiang Zhang. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an innovative financial incentive built into the Kyoto Protocol to channel funds and technology to developing countries to help them meet their sustainable development goals. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA announces proposal to withdraw the Emission Comparable Fuels rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to withdraw the Emission Comparable Fuels (ECF) rule, which became effective on Jan. 20, 2009. The ECF rule governs fuel that would otherwise be regulated as hazardous waste, but that generates emissions that are comparable to fuel oil. EPA issued a rule in January 2009 that classifies ECF as a product rather than a hazardous waste. However, ...

  • Aviation industry plans to curb emissions

    The aviation industry has taken the first step towards limiting the ever-growing carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft in an attempt to reduce airline contributions to global warming. Delegates at the 39th congress of the International Civil Aviation ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Vermont tailpipe ruling seen as victory in states battle with auto industry

    (AXcess News) Houston - A state-led effort by California to force the EPA to either regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos or permit states to do it won out Wednesday in Court and is seen as victory in the battle being led by Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger against the Bush administration. 'The Vermont decision marks another important victory in the fight against global warming,' ...


    By Axcess News

  • EU to help industries hard hit by new climate rules

    The European Union has signaled the intent to protect Europe’s metal and paper industries in case an international agreement on climate change is not reached by 2009. Brussels wants to prevent energy-intensive sectors from fleeing the EU as the bloc’s carbon market becomes tighter. When the EU first announced its climate change plan in January of 2008, industries and member ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Power Plant Rule Would Threaten Economy With No Climate Benefit, Industry Says

    An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants would drive up electricity costs and cause significant job losses without providing a tangible climate benefit, coal-reliant states and industry groups said at a public hearing July 29. “The U.S. cannot go it alone and expect that our actions will have a meaningful climate impact in a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • 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 ...

  • Industry Sees Warning on Power Plant Carbon Rules in Supreme Court Decision

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas permitting program won't directly impact its efforts to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants. However, the June 23 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia is providing plenty of rhetorical ammunition to industry ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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

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


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