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Trump Admin Proposes Relaxing Obama-Era Methane Mandates
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 The Trump administration proposes relaxing Obama-era mandates meant to block rogue methane leaks from oil and gas wells, part of a broader assault.
US EPA Head Wants Car Industry, States To Compromise On Emissions
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 Acting US EPA chief Andrew Wheeler told lawmakers he would welcome any deal between the auto industry and states like California.
Court: US EPA Wrongly Denied Biofuel Waiver For W. Virginia Refinery
Friday, July 20, 2018 The US EPA must reconsider its denial of small West Virginia refinery Ergon's application for an exemption from US biofuel laws.
EPA Scraps Detailed Plan To Force US Refiners To Blend More Biofuels
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 The US EPA ditched a detailed plan that would have forced refiners to blend more biofuels into their gasoline and diesel in 2019.
New EPA Boss Same as the Old Boss: Pruitt Policy to Stay Intact
Friday, July 06, 2018 The replacement of Scott Pruitt may mean a change in style but not substance at the EPA, claims a former agency official.
A Biofuel Policy Fight Might Just Sink Pruitt
Friday, June 29, 2018 A deluge of political scandals hasn't sunk EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. But a wonky debate over the nation's biofuel policy just might.
Trump Proposes Hitting Oil Refiners With Boosted Biofuel Quotas
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Ethanol producers and farm-state leaders blasted a Trump administration proposal that would force refiners to blend more biofuel into petroleum next year.
Sources: EPA To Propose 19.88B Gallon Biofuels Mandate, Up 3%
Friday, June 22, 2018 The US EPA will propose setting a 19.88-billion-gallon biofuels blending mandate in 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Sources: US EPA Considers Delaying Friday Biofuel Announcement
Thursday, June 21, 2018 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering delaying an announcement expected on Friday.
Sources: EPA To Propose Reallocating Waived Biofuels Volumes To Other Refin
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The US Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations.
Sources: Trump Administration Officials To Meet On Biofuel Policy Changes
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Top officials from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy and Agriculture plan to meet on Thursday.
Republican Senator Says EPA Chief Must Slow Refinery Waivers Or Resign
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says EPA chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries.
Farm State Senators Demand EPA Name Recipients Of Biofuel Waivers
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 A bipartisan group of senators from US farm states presses the EPA to stop issuing hardship waivers from the nation's biofuels laws to refiners and to name the companies that already have them.
EPA 'Secret' Biofuel Waivers Undercut Trump's Pledge to Farmers
Friday, April 13, 2018 Even as President Trump floats the idea of more ethanol sales, critics says moves by his EPA would undercut the support to corn farmers.
US Ethanol Groups Bristle As EPA Frees Refiners From Biofuels Law
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 The EPA granted 25 small oil refineries hardship waivers from the nation's biofuel laws in 2017, according to an agency source.
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.