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D.C. Circuit schedules May 1 argument for 2019 RFS suit

The oral argument will address several aspects of the 2019 renewable fuel standard, including small refiner exemptions and biofuels groups’ push for greater fuel production targets.

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Democrats’ Gas-Focused CES Faulted But Study Sees Air Quality Benefits

Some environmentalists are criticizing a plan floated by Democrats on the House energy panel because it includes a clean energy standard (CES) with partial credit for natural gas but a new study suggests their CES could cut more criteria pollutants than a competing plan without such credit, highlighting tradeoffs in power sector climate policy.

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EPA Cites Appellate Ruling On Guidance In Bid To End RFS Credit Lawsuit

EPA is urging a federal appeals court to reject a lawsuit over agency guidance that denied renewable fuel standard (RFS) credit for a new method of cellulosic ethanol production, citing the court’s recent ruling in a separate EPA lawsuit that some observers say raised the bar for proving that non-binding guidance can be subject to judicial review.

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Study suggests dramatic undercount in oil & gas methane

A new “top-down” scientific study suggests that natural sources of methane are much smaller than previously thought, and that emissions from man-made activity tied to fossil fuels are much larger.

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After two-month delay, EPA publishes ash permitting proposal

The agency’s two-month delay in publishing the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act permit proposal also means a planned public hearing on the rule is delayed until April.

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Pennsylvania drafts plan to join RGGI

The Keystone State’s draft rule to join the regional cap-and-trade program includes a “set aside” provision intended to protect the state’s unique waste coal sector.

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BP makes long-term GHG pledge

The British-based oil and gas major is pledging to achieve net-zero emissions from its “entire operations” and upstream production by mid-century, and halve the emissions intensity of its products by that timeframe.

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Auto GHG Rule Delays Threaten To Create New ‘Lead Time’ Legal Risks

The Trump administration’s chronic delays in completing its rollback of Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy rules are threatening to introduce a new legal risk to the rulemaking, given a looming statutory “lead time” deadline for the Transportation Department to complete its standards.

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Senate Democrats Gives EPA Lead Role In Achieving Net-Zero GHG Goal

Nearly three dozen Senate Democrats are introducing new legislation directing EPA to implement a far-reaching plan using its existing Clean Air Act authority to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while including strong labor and environmental justice protections.

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Senate Democrats Give EPA Lead Role In Achieving Net-Zero GHG Goal

Nearly three dozen Senate Democrats are introducing new legislation directing EPA to implement a far-reaching plan using its existing Clean Air Act authority to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while including strong labor and environmental justice protections.

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