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Three former FERC members dispute Pruitt on CPP repeal

“EPA's suggestion in the proposed repeal that the CPP may tread impermissibly onto the functions and authority of FERC . . . is unfounded,” the former officials say.

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Ethanol backers seek to block suit over EPA's delayed RFS study

If successful, the effort would kill pending settlement talks in a suit that alleges EPA missed statutory deadlines for studying the impacts of the RFS.

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Ethanol group urges EPA to halt RFS waivers for refiners

Growth Energy is asking EPA to “immediately cease” issuing small refinery waivers from the renewable fuel standard blending mandates until it conducts a full public comment process on the matter.

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States' Suit Aims To Force EPA Methane Rule For Existing Oil & Gas Sites

More than a dozen Democratic states and cities are suing EPA to force issuance of first-time standards to limit methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations, claiming the agency has a Clean Air Act mandate to issue such rules after finalizing methane standards for new oil and gas sites but is “unreasonably” delaying such a policy.

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New York, Environmentalists Urge High Court To Reject CWA Pipeline Suit

New York and environmentalists are urging the Supreme Court to reject calls from a natural gas pipeline company to review an appellate ruling that upheld the state's denial of a Clean Water Act (CWA) certification for a proposed pipeline, arguing the company has misread the ruling and does not present compelling reasons for review.

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In Setback For Environmentalists, Judge Rejects Early EPA Ash Plan Suit

A federal district court judge has rejected environmentalists' novel suit over a utility's draft coal ash disposal site closure crafted to comply with EPA's ash waste rule, dealing a major setback to environmentalists that are looking to file early suits over a slew of similar plans and potentially delaying litigation until the agency revises the Obama-era rule.

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Biofuels group blames EPA waivers for falling ethanol demand

A new biofuels industry analysis of RFS waiver impacts suggests EPA might not have to take short-term measures to curb compliance costs.

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EPA readies approval of isobutanol as fuel additive

EPA's planned approval of the additive would help boost octane in gasoline and allow for more efficient engines.

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California Adopts Federal HFC Rules After Court Gutted EPA SNAP Program

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has adopted strong controls on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- the potent climate warming chemicals -- in refrigerants and air-conditioning systems that echo requirements under EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program that were gutted by a court ruling last year.

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Judges Grapple With How To Force Climate Review Of Coal Lease Program

Appellate judges during March 23 arguments appeared to grapple with how environmentalists could force the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to review the climate change impacts of its coal leasing program under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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