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EPA is delaying the implementation deadlines for its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and revising some of the rule's emissions allowances that utilities can use to comply with the air trading program, following a federal appeals court order that reinstated the rule over objections from state and power sector opponents of CSAPR.

Appellate judges considering one of environmentalists' two ongoing challenges over EPA's rule exempting water transfers from Clean Water Act (CWA) permit requirements could decide the case without reaching the validity of the rule, after signaling at oral arguments that they were considering a ruling based on site-specific factors instead.

EPA is delaying its final 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) until at least next year as it continues to weigh competing arguments over whether to lower or raise the program's fuel production targets, spurring refiners to threaten EPA with a suit to force a deadline for issuing the rule and resolve lingering RFS compliance uncertainty.

The chemical industry is funding new research to persuade EPA that formaldehyde and styrene are not harmful at exposure levels usually encountered by the general population, in response to National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reports that confirmed the National Toxicology Program's (NTP) cancer listings for the substances.

Citing significant adverse jobs impacts, a group of eight labor unions is urging EPA to scale back its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for existing power plants, providing Republican and industry critics of the measure a key source of support from within the Democratic constituency.

Citing significant adverse jobs impacts, a group of eight labor unions is urging EPA to scale back its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for existing power plants, providing Republican and industry critics of the measure a key source of support from within the Democratic constituency.