Energy & Fuel

"Court Forces U.S. EPA To Reconsider Three Refinery Biofuel Waivers"

"A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider three of the biofuel waivers it recently granted to small oil refineries, arguing the agency’s justification for approving the exemptions was flawed."

Source: Reuters, 01/28/2020

Bankrupt Coal Company's Mess Could Cost Kentucky Millions To Fix

"Bankrupt coal companies Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy have failed to make progress on scores of environmental obligations and might leave Kentucky taxpayers on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in reclamation costs, state officials contended during a bankruptcy hearing this week."

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader, 01/27/2020

Docs: Trump Mileage Standards Won't Make Cars Cheaper And Safer

"President Trump has said his plan to weaken federal mileage standards would make cars cheaper and “substantially safer.” But the administration’s own analysis suggests that it would cost consumers more than it would save them in the long run, and would do little to make the nation’s roads safer."

Source: Washington Post, 01/24/2020

Peruvian Indigenous Group Wins Suit To Block Amazon Oil Exploration

"A Peruvian judge ruled that the government exclude an indigenous region of the Amazon near the border with Brazil from any oil exploration and exploitation, a legal group said on Wednesday, in a win for native communities that have long fought against oil and mining projects on their land."

Source: Reuters, 01/23/2020

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