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New Mexico joins state climate alliance, sets 2030 GHG target

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) issued an executive order that commits her state to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement and seeks to cut GHGs 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

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New analysis justifies greater ethanol use, supporters say

Ethanol advocates are promoting an analysis showing conflicting findings on the air pollution caused by ethanol in fuel, which they say bolsters calls for greater use of ethanol.

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Environmentalists seek 60-day extension for NSPS comments

Several groups say that the just-concluded government shutdown restricted their ability to analyze all of the underlying technical data for EPA's proposed rollback of the Obama-era climate rule for new coal plants.

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Biofuels supporters say EIA forecast justifies renewable fuel boost

The pro-ethanol group Growth Energy says the Energy Information Administration's latest annual outlook bolsters its call to increase federal support for renewable fuels.

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Virginia coal ash bill wins industry, GOP support

Approval of the legislation with support from utilities and Republicans could set a precedent for environmentalists looking to strengthen requirements for ash site closures nationwide.

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Corps asks 4th Circuit to remand pipeline permit

Following the appellate court's vacatur of a Clean Water Act permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Corps is asking the court to also remand and vacate use of the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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9th Circuit again upholds California LCFS

The ruling was expected, given a previous 9th Circuit decision in the refining industry's separate challenge to the Oregon LCFS, which is modeled after the California program.

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NRDC sues EPA over NSR 'project aggregation' policy

The Natural Resources Defense Council is suing over an EPA policy that the group claims will help companies avoid stringent Clean Air Act permits.

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Biofuels group urges EPA to split E15 waiver, RIN reform

The biofuels sector is calling on the agency to separate a planned year-round 15 percent ethanol sales waiver from a reform of the renewable fuel standard compliance credit market.

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Colorado governor orders new ZEV standards

Colorado late last year adopted California's vehicle greenhouse gas standards, and it could become the 11th state to craft a zero-emission vehicle program.

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