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GOP-led state group moves to back EPA’s ACE rule

West Virginia is leading a 20-state coalition supporting EPA in litigation over its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) power plant greenhouse gas rule.

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White House presses biofuels groups on why RFS ‘deal’ is inadequate

Trump administration officials are asking biofuels groups why a plan to hike renewable fuel standard production goals is not enough to address their concerns about federal biofuels policy.

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Senators seek methane curbs for distribution lines

Democrats are framing the bill as part of a broader response to EPA’s plans to scuttle Obama-era methane rules for the oil and gas sector.

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EPA Critics Float New Legal Claims In ACE Reconsideration Petitions

States and environmentalists opposed to EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) power plant greenhouse gas rule are formally urging the agency to reconsider multiple aspects of the final regulation, arguing it relied on several legal claims and other provisions that were not subject to public comment.

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HEI launches fracking spinoff

The Health Effects Institute is launching HEI-Energy, an affiliate that will study the health effects of unconventional oil and natural gas development.

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EPA releases draft water reuse action plan

Developed in coordination with other federal agencies, EPA is proposing 46 actions to better coordinate policies to ensure water availability and mitigate the risks posed by droughts.

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Democrat floats CRA resolution targeting ACE climate rule

The Congressional Review Act resolution to block EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy climate rule could boost public critiques of the regulation.

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D.C. Circuit Leaves Door Open For RFS Small Refiner Waiver ‘Reallocation’

A recent federal appellate ruling appears to have left the door open to the Trump administration’s planned prospective “reallocation” of waived biofuel production under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to compensate for blending mandates waived for small refiners, though such a policy is universally opposed by the oil sector.

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State critics oppose EPA bid to speed ACE litigation

Democratic state’s challenging the Trump EPA’s rollback of power plant greenhouse gas rules argue that speeding court consideration of their suit would block a “fair” hearing of their claims.

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EPA Draws New Industry Challenges To ACE Rule As Court Deadline Looms

Multiple groups representing the coal, biomass and electric utility sectors are filing litigation over EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule governing power plant greenhouse gases ahead of a Sept. 6 deadline to submit legal challenges, though the groups appear likely to target different aspects of the regulation.

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