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ACE critics seek to stay suit until NSR rule completed

Environmentalists are seeking to stall a case for which EPA is seeking expedited review.

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GAO finds BLM oil, gas well bonds insufficient for cleanups

The Government Accountability Office is urging Congress and the Bureau of Land Management to increase the amount of money the bureau collects from oil and gas well operators to better fund the cleanup of orphaned wells.

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OMB completes review of proposed DOE mercury storage fees rule

The Energy Department’s proposed elemental mercury storage fees rule is part of a program to designate a facility for long-term storage of the substance under a 2008 law banning the export of mercury.

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D.C. Circuit scraps long-paused CPP suit as ‘moot’

The court’s decision has long been expected, though it nonetheless ends the lengthy and complicated D.C. Circuit review of litigation over the Clean Power Plan without ever issuing a merits ruling.

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GOP-led state group moves to back EPA’s ACE rule

West Virginia is leading a 20-state coalition supporting EPA in litigation over its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) power plant greenhouse gas rule.

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White House presses biofuels groups on why RFS ‘deal’ is inadequate

Trump administration officials are asking biofuels groups why a plan to hike renewable fuel standard production goals is not enough to address their concerns about federal biofuels policy.

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Senators seek methane curbs for distribution lines

Democrats are framing the bill as part of a broader response to EPA’s plans to scuttle Obama-era methane rules for the oil and gas sector.

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EPA Critics Float New Legal Claims In ACE Reconsideration Petitions

States and environmentalists opposed to EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) power plant greenhouse gas rule are formally urging the agency to reconsider multiple aspects of the final regulation, arguing it relied on several legal claims and other provisions that were not subject to public comment.

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HEI launches fracking spinoff

The Health Effects Institute is launching HEI-Energy, an affiliate that will study the health effects of unconventional oil and natural gas development.

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EPA releases draft water reuse action plan

Developed in coordination with other federal agencies, EPA is proposing 46 actions to better coordinate policies to ensure water availability and mitigate the risks posed by droughts.

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