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EPA Chief: Philadelphia Refinery Bankruptcy Shows Need For Biofuel Reform
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The head of EPA says nation's biofuel policy needs an overhaul.
US Lawmakers Seek 'Well-Rounded Biofuels Policies'
Thursday, November 02, 2017 A bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives has called on the EPA to recognize 'the significant pitfalls and costs' of renewable fuel standards.
EPA Abandons Changes To US Biofuel Program After Lawmaker Pressure
Friday, October 20, 2017 The US EPA has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash.
EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Tax Credits to Help Coal Survive
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Tax incentives for the wind industry should be eliminated, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt says.
EPA Asks Drillers, Miners for Advice on How to Regulate Them
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 President Trump's EPA is asking miners, oil drillers and manufacturers to collaborate with the government on how best to regulate their industries.
US Coast Guard, EPA Cleaning Up A Dozen Texas Chemical Spills After Harvey
Monday, September 11, 2017 The US Coast Guard and the EPA are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
EPA Sends People, Planes To Gauge Pollution From Texas Storm
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Flooding from Harvey has also triggered a handful of spills and releases from petrochemical facilities in Texas.
Courts: US EPA Erred In Denying Renewable Fuel Hardship Exemption
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The EPA used too strict of a test when it wrongfully denied Sinclair Oil's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a US appeals court rule.
Sources: US To Reject Biofuel Program Tweaks In Blow To Refiners
Thursday, August 03, 2017 The EPA will reject a proposal to overhaul the US biofuels program to shift blending responsibility away from refining companies, two sources familiar say.
Refiners Argue EPA Can Cut Biofuel Quota Despite Defeat in Court
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Refiners told the EPA to cut biofuel quotas for 2018, arguing that a federal court decision against the agency shouldn't prevent it from setting targets below levels enshrined in law.
Green Groups Ask Court To Reverse EPA's Freeze Of Methane Rule
Monday, June 05, 2017 Green groups responded to the US EPA's attempt to freeze a rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks in their equipment.
US EPA Halts Methane Rule For Oil And Gas Industry
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 The US EPA halts methane emission standards for oil and gas companies in its latest move to unwind Obama administration climate change rules.
Trump's EPA To Reconsider Oil And Gas Emissions Rule
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The US EPA says it would reconsider a rule on emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its implementation.
EPA Hit Hardest As Trump Budget Targets Regulation
Thursday, March 16, 2017 President Donald Trump's administration proposes a 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget.
Emails Reveal EPA Chief Cozied Up to Industry He Regulates
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Newly installed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt closely coordinated with major oil and gas companies, according to thousands of pages of e-mails released.
New US Environmental Chief Tells Staff He Will 'Listen, Learn and Lead'
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The new head of the US EPA Scott Pruitt tells agency staff that America should not have to choose between the economy and the environment.
Senate Confirms Trump's EPA Pick As White House Targets Regulation
Friday, February 17, 2017 The US Senate confirms President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency.
Nearly 800 Former EPA Officials Oppose Trump Pick For Agency
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Nearly 800 former Environmental Protection Agency officials urged the US Senate to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to run the agency.
Senators Ask Trump EPA Chief Pick To Disclose Energy Industry Ties
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Democrats on the US Senate's environment panel asks President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the EPA to disclose his ties to the energy industry ahead of his confirmation hearing.
Political Pressure Seen Behind EPA Fracking-Water Report
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 EPA's final report on hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water contradicts its previous findings.
Critics, Supporters React to Trump's Climate Change Skeptic Pick for EPA
Thursday, December 08, 2016 US President-elect Donald Trump appoints Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead EPA - the federal agency he's suing as part of multi-state lawsuit challenging climate change regulations.
Scientific Board Requests More Data on EPA Fracking, Water Study
Friday, August 12, 2016 Scientific advisors find EPA's draft assessment of hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water lacking in several areas.
Stripper Well Producers to Face Failure if Methane Rule Allowed
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Smaller US oil and gas producers could face failure if EPA's new methane rules are allowed to continue.
States Sue EPA Over Methane Emissions Rule
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Thirteen US states sue EPA over the agency's new methane emissions rule.
EPA: US Climate Plan Also Addressing Agricultural Methane Emissions
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The Obama administration's Climate Change Plan will seek to reduce methane emissions from agriculture as well as oil and gas.
EPA Expands Methane Emissions Rules for Oil, Gas Wells
Thursday, March 10, 2016 The EPA's announcement is part of the US-Canada bilateral agreement to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Industry Groups Say Proposed Flaring Rules are Costly, Unnecessary
Friday, January 22, 2016 Industry groups say they support reducing methane emissions, but see BLM's proposed update of gas flaring rules on federal lands as duplicative and unjustified.
The U.S. EPA Called Fracking Safe. Now Its Scientists Disagree
Thursday, January 07, 2016 A landmark study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that concluded fracking causes no widespread harm to drinking water is coming under fire - this time, from the agency’s own science advisers.
Environmental Groups to Sue EPA Over Waste Disposal Rules
Friday, August 28, 2015 Several environmental groups plan to sue the EPA, claiming the agency has failed in its duty to review and update regulations associated with oil and gas waste.
EPA Rule to Have Limited Production, Cost Impact
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 The EPA's proposed rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas operations will have limited impact on US production and cost, analysts say.
Groups Say Proposed EPA Rules to Add Costly Burden to Oil, Gas Industry
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 A proposed EPA rule to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations will add a "costly burden" to the oil and gas industry, say industry groups.
Congress Takes On Energy Issues
Friday, March 27, 2015 Federal energy policy in the US took a turn to the right last week as the House passed a budget bill, the EPA and the Department of Interior got sued, and the Senate went on a marathon voting session.
Natural Gas 'Key' to Shifting to a Low-Carbon Future
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 Natural gas will play a key role in transitioning the world to a low-carbon energy future, delegates are told at the GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Lower than Previous Studies
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 The level of methane emissions generated by hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production in the United States have declined, according to a recent study.
US EPA Considers Fracking Fluid Disclosure Rules
Friday, May 09, 2014 EPA wants to gather public comment on whether it should require chemical manufacturers to disclose the content of fluids used for oil and gas production.
US EPA Studies Whether To Regulate Methane From Oil And Gas
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 The US EPA took a step toward a wider strategy to address climate change, releasing 5 technical papers that will help it decide whether or not to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
North America Methane Leaks Higher Than Previous Estimates
Friday, February 14, 2014 North America methane emission levels, including emissions resulting from natural gas production, are higher than official EPA estimates, a recent study reports.
US Clarifies Permit Rule For Diesel Use In Fracking
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 US oil and gas drillers must get permits to use a range of diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing, EPA says.
EPA To Require S. Calif. Offshore Fracking Reports
Thursday, January 09, 2014 Oil and gas companies fracking off the Southern California coast will have to report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released by federal environmental regulators.
UK, Trade Groups Tell US Court Ban Against BP Unfair
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 The US Environmental Protection Agency may have been too harsh when it banned BP from lucrative federal contracts as punishment for its 2010 Macondo oil spill, the UK and prominent business groups say.
Mississippi River Still Shut After Fuel Spill; Few Boats Delayed
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 The Mississippi River remains closed to navigation along Iowa after a boat containing up to 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oil struck a submerged object and sank late Monday.
Senate OKs Gina McCarthy as EPA Leader
Friday, July 19, 2013 Gina McCarthy was sworn in July 19 as the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
US, XTO Reach Settlement for Pennsylvania Facility
Thursday, July 18, 2013 The US EPA and the DOJ announced a settlement with XTO Energy to resolve an alleged violation of CWA related to the discharge of wastewater from XTO's Penn Township, Lycoming, Pa. facility.
Obama Taps McCarthy to Lead EPA, Moniz to Head Energy Department
Monday, March 04, 2013 President Obama announces his picks to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department.
EnCana: EPA Pavilion Draft Report Should Be Withdrawn
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 An EnCana official has called on the EPA to withdraw its 2011 draft report on the evaluation of data from two monitoring wells at Encana's Pavilion natural gas field in Wyoming.
API: EPA Pavilion Analysis Not Scientific, Sound
Thursday, October 18, 2012 USGS did a better job conducting water quality testing at the Pavilion gas field, while the EPA's groundwater investigation did not involve "scientific and sound" methods, says API.
USGS Report Shows No Evidence Linking Hydraulic Fracturing to Water
Friday, September 28, 2012 The two reports released by the USGS provide no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has created impacts to groundwater, an EnCana spokesperson tells Rigzone.
Wyoming Gov.: Science Will Guide Reaction to Water Investigation
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Gov. Mead said he feels the process used to collect data this spring from two monitoring wells near Pavilion was an improvement on the process used by the EPA last year.
US EPA to Grant Shell Request for Alaska Air-Quality Permit Changes
Monday, September 03, 2012 U.S. regulators granted a request from Shell to alter the terms of an air pollution permit for the company's Alaska drilling activities, removing a potential headache for the company.
Environmental Groups Seek Ruling on Chemical Oil Dispersants
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 A coalition of conservation, wildlife and public health groups from the GOM and Alaska are seeking to compel the EPA to issue a rule on chemical oil dispersants.