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EPA Clarifies Waste Manifest Requirements For Off-Shore Oil Rig Wastes

EPA's waste office has updated its interpretation of Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for certain hazardous wastes generated from off-shore oil platforms, saying the agency is now making it clear that RCRA hazardous waste generator manifest requirements apply to such waste -- a reversal from its previous position.

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Experts outline federal role to advance CCS, nuclear technology

National laboratory experts and other researchers highlight a continued need for federal funding for research and development of CCS and nuclear, while also noting a need for regulatory certainty.

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RFS 'Reset' Offers Chance For Needed Reform Of Program, Experts Say

Producers of advanced and cellulosic biofuels, along with others, are looking to EPA's forthcoming “reset” of renewable fuel standard (RFS) statutory fuel volumes as an opportunity to significantly improve the program, amid substantial uncertainty over the future of advanced biofuels.

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California: GHG bill 'codifies' LCFS, supporters say

But CARB and oil industry officials downplay the significance of the language that lawmakers included in the landmark greenhouse gas cap-and-trade bill.

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EPA Faces Competing Attacks Over Proposed Offshore Drilling Permit

EPA is facing competing attacks from environmentalists and industry groups over a draft general permit for offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, with industry groups pledging to lobby EPA to ease the permit to comply with recent Trump executive orders while environmentalists are threatening to sue because the plan violates the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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Senate committee calls off vote on bill to boost E15

The decision is a loss for the ethanol industry, which has long sought year-round sales of E15.

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Inhofe seeks broad GOP plan on energy, environment

Inhofe says he may seek a deal with fellow Republicans on energy and environmental issues, using a bill to increase ethanol use as a vehicle -- though the ethanol issue remains deeply divisive.

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CARB Faces Host Of Decisions After Lawmakers Back Post-2020 GHG Bill

Just-passed landmark legislation to extend California's greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program to 2030 presents state air regulators with a host of critical policy and regulatory choices about the program, which will have major implications for costs to regulated entities and consumers, the state's broader economy and how it reduces GHGs to meet declining emissions limits.

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DOE grid study may challenge Pruitt's push for baseload

The EPA administrator and other officials have made the case that baseload coal and nuclear plants require support.

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Environmentalists seek rehearing in utility ELG FOIA case

Environmentalists say a three-judge panel erred when it backed EPA's decision to withhold data on it utility effluent rule from a Freedom of Information Act request.

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