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Chamber Touts Senate Highway, Climate Plan In Call For Bipartisan Action

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging the incoming Biden administration and Congress to work on bipartisan proposals in a push the group says defies conventional wisdom that major legislation cannot get passed next year, citing a Senate plan for highway upgrades and climate resiliency investments as an example for renewed collaboration.

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EPA touts GHG reporting data showing falling emissions

The latest annual release shows greenhouse gases from major industrial facilities fell almost 5 percent from 2018 to 2019, with virtually all of the cuts coming from the power sector.

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Biden Expected To Quickly Pivot To Sweeping Climate Regulatory Agenda

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration is widely expected to quickly pursue a sweeping climate-focused agenda, according to multiple experts, including new regulations that may be more durable than Obama-era measures, while also taking major “Day One” steps on climate via executive actions.

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Amid Calls For Major Climate Steps, Biden May Get Only Modest Hill Wins

Investments and incentives to address climate change are the most plausible near-term legislative agenda items for the incoming Biden administration, multiple observers say, though environmentalists and others will continue to press for mandatory policies, including carbon pricing, to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Wheeler Vows RFS Help For Refiners, Criticizes Push For Electric Vehicles

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is promising help for refiners with “out of control” renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance costs, but warning refiners and their biofuels-producing rivals that they both face a common enemy with the expanded use of electric vehicles (EVs) -- a policy a potential Biden administration might pursue.

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States, United Steelworkers sue EPA over refusal to reconsider RMP rule

States, localities and the United Steelworkers union are challenging EPA’s decision to deny petitions to reconsider a final rule rolling back Obama-era chemical facility disaster safety mandates.

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EPA asks high court to extend briefing deadline in RFS waiver suit

If the justices grant the agency’s request, it would push resolution of litigation over EPA’s renewable fuel standard (RFS) small refinery waiver policy into 2021.

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Harvard study underscores link between PM2.5, deaths from COVID

Researchers with Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health have again found a link between increased fine particulate matter exposure and worsened COVID-19 health outcomes.

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Latta Touts Record In Bid For GOP Leadership Of Energy & Commerce Panel

As he runs to lead Republicans on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee in the next Congress, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) is touting his accomplishments as a legislator, including working across the aisle to pass bills and address complex problems like climate change and exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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EPA Sends Final PM NAAQS Rule To OMB, Eyeing Release Under Trump

EPA has sent its controversial rule to retain the existing suite of particulate matter (PM) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for mandatory White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) pre-publication review, aiming to quickly complete and publicly release the rule during President Donald Trump’s current term.

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