Laws & Regulations

"49 States Making Plans for EPA Carbon Rule—Even the Ones That Hate It"

"The Environmental Protection Agency's plans to finalize the rules on carbon emissions from power plants are still several months away. But most states, even those challenging the agency in court, are already investigating ways to comply."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/04/2015

Did EPA Press Office Retaliate for Unfavorable NY Times Article?

It appears to an outside observer that NYT reporter Coral Davenport was uninvited to EPA's "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) rule announcement phone call as retaliation for an unfavorable story she had written about the agency's public affairs operation the week before. EPA says not.

"6 Groups Seek To Intervene in Federal Drilling Rules Lawsuit"

"Six environmental groups asked a judge Tuesday to be allowed to side with the federal government in opposing two lawsuits that contest new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal lands, among which is a requirement that companies report information about chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing."

Source: AP, 06/03/2015

"U.S. to Limit Petroleum Drilling on Habitat of Greater Sage Grouse"

"The Obama administration, aiming to keep a finicky, chickenlike bird called the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list, moved on Thursday to limit petroleum drilling and other activities on some of its wide-ranging habitat in the American West."

Source: NY Times, 05/29/2015


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