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D.C. Circuit Poised To Hear Rival Refrigerant Makers’ Fight Over HFC Rule

A federal appeals court is poised to hear oral argument March 8 in a lawsuit where rival manufacturers of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are battling over the merits of EPA’s policy on replacing the substances, with some companies seeking to partially vacate the Obama-era rule while others are defending it.

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Report flags GHG, health effects of six Trump rollbacks

A new report from New York University's State Energy and Environmental Impact Center details a combined 200 million tons of additional carbon emissions from six Trump administration climate rule rollbacks.

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Environmentalists cite ash site risks in push for disposal rule reform

A new report sets out a plan that environmentalists say would strengthen the 2015 coal ash disposal rule, but they add that Democratic states rather than EPA are their best hope to implement it.

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EPA sends proposed E15 waiver, RFS credit reform for OMB review

The combined rulemaking under White House review will allow year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol fuel (E15) and also reform the renewable fuel standard (RFS) credit market.

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NAS Urges DOE Backing For Breakthrough Technologies To Speed Cleanups

A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel is calling on the Energy Department (DOE) to boost its support for developing breakthrough technologies that could significantly speed the cleanup of its nuclear waste sites, where remediation work currently is estimated to take decades and cost hundreds of billions of dollars to complete.

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Grassley, Paul offer bill for statutory E15 waiver

Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) float legislation that would provide a statutory backstop should EPA’s waiver efforts fail.

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EPA claims E15 waiver on track for March despite Perdue’s doubts

EPA says it is on schedule for issuing a year-round 15 percent ethanol fuel waiver in March despite doubts about the timing from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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EPA schedules hearing on MATS rollback proposal

The agency is also extending from April 8 to April 17 the deadline for written comments on its proposal to scrap the cost-benefit finding underpinning the Obama-era utility air toxics rule.

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API warns EPA against pursuing RFS credit reform

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is warning EPA it faces likely legal action if it finalizes ‘misguided’ forthcoming proposals to reform the renewable fuel standard.

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RGGI states applaud Virginia's proposed utility GHG cap

The nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power plant cap-and-trade market say Virginia's initial carbon emissions cap of 28 million tons demonstrates “comparable stringency” with the current program.

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