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Seven states hint at suit over EPA easing wood stoves air rules

The states are warning EPA that it may face legal action if it finalizes a proposal to allow a two-year 'sell-through' of wood-burning heaters not compliant with EPA emissions standards.

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NRDC sues EPA over NSR 'project aggregation' policy

The Natural Resources Defense Council is suing over an EPA policy that the group claims will help companies avoid stringent Clean Air Act permits.

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Biofuels group urges EPA to split E15 waiver, RIN reform

The biofuels sector is calling on the agency to separate a planned year-round 15 percent ethanol sales waiver from a reform of the renewable fuel standard compliance credit market.

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Environmentalists tout Trump's 'abysmal' deregulatory court record

“The untold story of President Donald Trump’s environmental agenda is that he’s losing,” says a report by the group Earthjustice, touting its victories in blocking the administration's environmental rollbacks.

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Utah, Industry Groups Back EPA's Move To Narrow Air Permit Review Policy

Utah and groups representing major industries are backing EPA's revised policy limiting the scope of review for objections to Clean Air Act Title V operating permits by excluding analysis of other air permits contained within a Title V permit, saying a broader approach would unlawfully allow the agency to “second guess” state permitting decisions.

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Colorado governor orders new ZEV standards

Colorado late last year adopted California's vehicle greenhouse gas standards, and it could become the 11th state to craft a zero-emission vehicle program.

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Arizona files first suit against Mercedes over emissions cheating

The state's lawsuits against Mercedes for alleged auto emissions cheating on EPA tests is the first of what could be several state challenges to the automaker.

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Carper Says EPA To Finalize 0.5 Percent Hike In Vehicle GHG Standards

EPA and the Transportation Department are planning to finalize rules requiring a 0.5 percent annual improvement in vehicle fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the top Democrat on the environment committee, a move only marginally tougher than the agencies' plan to fully freeze Obama-era rules through 2026.

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Wheeler Acknowledges Slight Delays In EPA Work From Ongoing Shutdown

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is acknowledging that the government shutdown is slowing or threatening to slow a number of major EPA rules or policies, including publication of a proposed mercury rule and issuance of plans to manage perflourinated compounds, authorize summertime ethanol blends and address a toxic paint stripper chemical.

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Amid Democrats' Concern, Wheeler Struggles To Justify Climate Rollbacks

Forced into a public discussion with Senate Democrats about the risks posed by climate change, acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler struggled to justify the Trump administration's planned regulatory rollbacks, underscoring the broader policy challenge the administration has faced on the issue.

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