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D.C. Circuit Doubts EPA Power For Waiver Allowing Year-Round E15 Sales

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit at April 13 oral argument doubted the legality of the Trump EPA’s waiver allowing year-round sales of previously restricted 15-percent ethanol fuel (E15), faulting the agency’s revised interpretation of its Clean Air Act authority to justify the decision.

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Judge Delays DAPL Decision To Weigh Economic Impacts, NEPA Appeal

A federal judge is delaying a decision on whether to halt operations of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to allow its operator to provide more briefing on the economic impacts of a possible shutdown and to weigh how DAPL’s planned bid for an en banc review of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) ruling would affect his authority.

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House Democrats push grants program to plug abandoned oil, gas wells

House Democrats are backing legislation to create an $8 billion grants program to plug thousands of orphan oil and gas wells across the country, mirroring measures in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.

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D.C. Circuit Poised To Hear Refiners’ Suit Over EPA Approval Of E15 Sales

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral argument April 13 in refiners’ challenge to the Trump EPA’s approval of 15 percent ethanol fuel (E15) for year-round use, an authorization that is key to ethanol producers’ hopes of maintaining sales in the face of possible long-term declines in liquid fuel demand.

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Biofuel advocates urge Indiana governor to block E15 labeling bill

The biofuels industry is urging Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN) to veto a state bill to require a warning label on gas pumps dispensing 15 percent ethanol fuel (E15) that EPA has approved for year-round sale and use.

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Environmentalists Press EPA For Multipollutant Power Sector Agenda

Major environmental groups are urging President Joe Biden to set a “clear and aggressive schedule” for EPA to curb climate and conventional pollutants from power plants using air, water and waste laws, underscoring the pressures facing the fossil fuel-fired plants regardless of whether Congress enacts clean energy measures.

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Environmentalists Press EPA For Multi-Pollutant Power Sector Agenda

Major environmental groups are urging President Joe Biden to set a “clear and aggressive schedule” for EPA to curb climate and conventional pollutants from power plants using air, water and waste laws, underscoring the pressures facing the fossil fuel-fired plants regardless of whether Congress enacts clean energy measures.

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In ‘Multipollutant’ Bid, Petition Seeks VOC Rules For Oil & Gas Methane

A coalition of more than 400 environmental groups is petitioning EPA to regulate oil and gas industry emissions of the greenhouse gas methane as a volatile organic compound (VOC) in Clean Air Act permits to curb not only methane but also ozone, part of environmentalists’ growing push for “multipollutant” air rules for specific sectors.

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In Multipollutant Bid, Petition Seeks VOC Rules For Oil & Gas Methane

A coalition of more than 400 environmental groups is petitioning EPA to regulate oil and gas industry emissions of the greenhouse gas methane as a volatile organic compound (VOC) in Clean Air Act permits to curb not only methane but also ozone, part of environmentalists’ growing push for multipollutant air rules for specific sectors.

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Supreme Court grants EPA argument time in RFS waivers suit

The agency will have 15 minutes of oral argument time in litigation over its policy on renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance waivers, and biofuels groups will separately also have 15 minutes to argue.

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