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House GOP Bills Aim To Achieve Industry's Renewed Bid To Overhaul NSR

House Republicans have introduced two bills that would relax several Clean Air Act new source review (NSR) permitting requirements, which could help industry groups achieve some of the NSR overhauls that they have urged EPA to make as part of its ongoing regulatory review initiative weighing revisions to agency policies.

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Open government group sues EPA over Pruitt, Icahn FOIA requests

The group's suit aims to force EPA to give them information on agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's relationship to the fossil fuel sector, and about presidential adviser Carl Icahn.

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States Prepare To Sue EPA For Delaying Oil & Gas Methane NSPS Controls

A coalition of 15 attorneys general (AGs) lead by New York AG Eric Schneiderman (D) is threatening to sue EPA for unreasonable delay in issuing methane emissions limits for existing oil and gas operations, ratcheting up a confrontation with the Trump EPA as it retreats from Obama-era climate strategies.

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States Eye Suit Over EPA Delay Crafting Methane Rule For Existing Drilling

A coalition of 15 attorneys general (AGs) lead by New York AG Eric Schneiderman (D) is threatening to sue EPA for unreasonable delay in issuing methane emissions limits for existing oil and gas operations, ratcheting up a confrontation with the Trump EPA as it retreats from Obama-era climate strategies.

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Finding No Jurisdiction, 4th Circuit Ends Mandate For EPA 'Jobs' Review

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in a unanimous ruling has vacated a lower court's order forcing EPA to conduct a sweeping review of the impact its Clean Air Act (CAA) rules have had on coal sector employment, saying courts lack jurisdiction to hear suits claiming the agency is violating the law by not performing the review.

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Unions Urge White House To Include NSR Reform With CPP Replacement

Labor groups are urging the Trump administration to make controversial reforms to the Clean Air Act new source review (NSR) program as part of any rule to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), potentially providing key support for overhauling the contentious NSR permit program even though EPA has not yet decided whether to replace the CPP.

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9th Circuit rejects rehearing in Navajo haze air plan suit

A federal appeals court has denied a tribe's request to reconsider a ruling that upheld a haze emissions reduction plan EPA issued for a power plant on its land.

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California: LCFS faces another trial after court narrows industry suit

The state's low-carbon fuel program faces another lengthy trial after a federal judge allows two ehtanol industry claims to proceed.

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Inspector General Launches Review Of EPA Methane Emissions Estimates

EPA's inspector general is launching a planned investigation of how EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, an effort that could result in closer scrutiny of past EPA practices -- including its response to third-party studies on the issue -- as well as heightened discussion of methane emissions, which the Trump EPA has de-emphasized addressing.

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CBO Predicts Fuel Price Increases Under Full Implementation Of EPA RFS

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is predicting that full implementation of the statutory fuel production goals under EPA's renewable fuel standard (RFS) would increase fuel prices between 5 and 40 percent for various types of motor fuel, as the agency readies release of its proposed 2018 RFS targets.

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