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  • Super Pollutants Methane from Oil and Gas: Low-hanging Fruit that EPA Must Pick

    November 30th was the last day for public comments on EPA’s proposal to significantly update air emissions limits for most of the oil and natural gas industry.  The proposal makes much-needed revisions to existing requirements, which in some cases are over 25 years old, and in expanding the coverage of these rules, recognizes the significant

    December 5, 2011
  • Power Plants It’s Finally Time to Regulate Air Toxics

    Did you know that air emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants — the largest industry emitter of mercury, dioxins, acid gases, and arsenic and nickel and other heavy metals — are not subject to national regulations to protect human health and the environment? Moreover, this surprising lapse in federal protection of human health and […]

    March 15, 2011
  • Power Plants Cheering Long Awaited Rules

    On January 2, 2011, something amazing happened, or more accurately, didn’t happen. Despite the direst predictions of climate deniers and regulatory naysayers, the sky didn’t fall, or even begin to fall. Because on that day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started to roll out long-awaited Clean Air Act regulations that will eventually require major stationary […]

    January 3, 2011
  • Policy EPA’s New Rules Pave Way for Geologic Sequestration of CO2

    It may sound like science fiction, but what if we could “scrub” all the carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants and inject it deep into the Earth, permanently locking it up in rocks? Well, this is fact, not fiction, and it’s called carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).  And it turns out that the petroleum […]

    November 22, 2010
  • Power Plants The Sky is Not Falling and The Lights Will Still Be On…

    This week, NERC, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation—an industry-funded group charged with keeping the lights on—released a long awaited and much anticipated report on the impact of a number of potential EPA regulations for the power sector.  And guess what? Much to the chagrin of those who have said that we can’t keep the […]

    October 27, 2010