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North Dakota Warns Oil & Gas Rule Review Settlement Violates Waste Law

North Dakota is warning that a recent consent decree between EPA and environmentalists that commits the agency to decide by March 15, 2019, on whether it needs to revise its Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) solid waste rules for the oil and gas sector violates the waste law and will restrict EPA's regulatory discretion.

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Environmentalists, Oil Industry At Odds Over EPA Refinery Air Toxics Rule

Environmentalists and the oil industry are at odds over EPA's proposed reconsideration of provisions in its air toxics rule for refineries, with environmentalists calling on the agency to impose tougher controls on the facilities while industry is giving the proposal cautious praise but still seeking changes to specific requirements.

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Biofuels: RFS auditor resists EPA's proposed RIN sanctions

RFS auditor Genscape plans a vigorous defense against EPA allegations of wrongdoing in credit trading fraud.

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Corps Seeks To Deflect Pipeline Fears In Final Streamlined CWA Permits

The Army Corps of Engineers in its final streamlined Clean Water Act (CWA) permits for 2017 is seeking to deflect concerns from environmentalists about one of the permits authorizing construction of pipelines that could lead to spills or other environmental harms, saying addressing such impacts is the purview of EPA and other agencies.

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Biofuels: EPA prepares to sanction RFS auditor

The agency's action is part of its drive to root out fraud that has dogged its renewable fuel standard program.

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Biofuels: EPA prepares to sanction RFS auditor (updated)

The agency's action is part of its drive to root out fraud that has dogged its renewable fuel standard program.

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Environmentalists' Novel Ozone Suit Aims To Overturn BLM Drilling Leases

Environmentalists are pursuing a novel lawsuit seeking to scrap dozens of oil and gas drilling leases on public land in Colorado granted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), claiming BLM failed to conduct sufficient emissions analysis of the leases that the environmentalists claim will worsen ozone problems around Denver.

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Ozone: EPA extends deadline for petition targeting utility's emissions

The extension will allow the Trump administration to weigh Delaware's request to impose emissions controls on a Pennsylvania power plant.

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Water: EPA approves Kentucky's oil and gas SDWA permitting

The final rule allows Kentucky to issue permits for certain oil and gas wastewater disposal wells.

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EPA, Coal Firms Fight Environmentalists' Bid For Role In Air Rule 'Jobs' Suit

EPA and coal firms are fighting environmentalists’ request to intervene on the agency’s behalf in an ongoing suit that seeks to force EPA to review the impacts if Clean Air Act rules have had on coal industry jobs, saying the advocates’ fear that the Trump administration will drop EPA's opposition to the case is too speculative.

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