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Updated EPA Agenda Details Slew Of Efforts To Relax Clean Air Act Rules

EPA's newly updated regulatory agenda includes a slew of efforts to relax Clean Air Act requirements for a wide range of industrial sectors, such as formalizing recent guidance easing new source review (NSR) permit mandates, revising the Obama-era utility air toxics rule, and softening air monitoring policies.

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Environmentalists appeal power plant ELG delay rule decision

Environmentalists are appealing a district court ruling that challenges to EPA's delay of power plant effluent limits must be heard in appellate court.

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House environment panel to weigh bill easing NSR permit program

The House Energy & Commerce Committee environment panel will debate a draft new source review reform bill by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-WV) at a May 16 hearing.

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Fuels groups spar over legality of EPA's 2017 RFS

Legal battles are ramping up in appellate court over EPA's 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS), with oil and biofuels groups intervening to defend various parts of the RFS.

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States, environmentalists object to continued CPP suit abeyance

The acting New York attorney general is signaling that the Empire State will continue to oppose the agency's climate rollbacks even after former AG Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned following abuse allegations.

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EPA extends scope of streamlined oil and gas air permitting

EPA is proposing a temporary 'streamlined' air permitting plan for oil and gas permitting on Utah tribal land for an area out of attainment with the 2015 ozone ambient air standard.

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Trump directs Pruitt, Perdue to craft RFS reform plan

The president is directing the heads of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to draft administrative steps to reform parts of the federal renewable fuel standard.

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EPA appears to revive Obama-era plan to streamline fuel rules

EPA is hosting a workshop in Chicago later this month on streamlining its fuels policies, an effort that appears very similar to a plan launched late in the Obama administration.

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EPA Floats More-Flexible Audit Policy For New Oil & Gas Facility Owners

EPA has released a new draft self-audit policy giving new owners of oil and gas facilities more latitude to negotiate timeframes for fixing equipment leaks, following through with prior agency suggestions that its current policy should be streamlined to address numerous oil and gas operations and a pattern of Clean Air Act violations at such facilities.

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Sierra Club seeks to keep key air permit suit in D.C. Circuit

Environmentalists are fighting EPA's attempt to dismiss their U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suit against what they say is a key air permit policy change.

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