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Mining groups urge against CWA, SMCRA overlap in EPA rule

The mining sector is calling on EPA to craft a narrow Clean Water Act jurisdiction law and to exempt activities already covered by the federal mining law.

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EPA May Float Data Notice To Aid Revisions To Oil & Gas Methane Rule

As the Trump administration prepares to unveil a long-expected measure to pause provisions in the Obama EPA's oil and gas methane rule for two years, sources say the agency may also release a notice of data availability (NODA) that will help to build a record to support any future substantive revisions to the standards.

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EPA Sees GHG Cuts From Oil & Gas Settlements But Declines To Quantify

EPA officials say they expect that settlement agreements announced Oct. 31 with oil company Exxon Mobil and oil and gas producer PCD Energy requiring cuts in volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions will have a “co-benefit” of reducing sector greenhouse gases, though agency officials are declining to quantify the exact benefit.

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International shipping group inches toward GHG agreement

The International Maritime Organization continues to make progress toward a global deal on reducing greenhouse gases from shipping, amid uncertainty over the Trump administration’s position.

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LCV targets 10th Circuit nominee over drilling decision

Environmentalists are urging the Senate to oppose confirming Allison Eid to be a federal circuit judge, but point to only one environmental ruling as a reason why.

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Biodiesel board details attacks on 2017 RFS

Days after winning assurances from that EPA will maintain biofuel volumes in the 2018 RFS, the biodiesel sector details arguments it plans to make that the 2017 standard was unlawfully low.

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Democrats seek documents backing EPA cost analysis of CPP repeal

Nearly two dozen Democratic senators accuse EPA of using “mathematical sleights of hand to overstate the costs of industry compliance with the [Clean Power Plan] and under-state the benefits that will be lost” from repealing it.

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Environmentalists urge 4th Circuit to uphold CWA ash ruling

Environmentalists say there is no proof of the dire consequences that utilities say will ensue if a ruling is left to stand subjecting coal ash disposal to Clean Water Act discharge permits.

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EPA Touts Four 'Key' Policy Reform Efforts To Boost Trump's Energy Order

EPA is touting four “key” policy reforms it will pursue to implement President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order on reducing energy sector regulatory burdens, including a new initiative to study rules' impacts on employment as well as previously announced “task forces” on reworking Clean Air Act permits and ambient air standards.

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Responding To Trump, EPA IDs Steps To Ease Energy Industry Burdens

EPA has identified four steps it will take to ease energy industry burdens in response to President Donald Trump's executive order that aims to bolster energy independence, a key plank in the administration's deregulatory program.

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