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Oil, Utility Groups Back NSPS Coal Plan But Disagree On Underlying Rationale

Groups representing the oil and utility sectors are supporting EPA’s proposal to no longer set greenhouse gas limits for new coal plants based on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), though the groups sharply divide on the rationale for the change and take issue with much of EPA’s explanation.

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Ruling Bolsters Plaintiffs’ Push For GHG Review Of BLM Leasing Program

A federal judge is requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to consider the cumulative greenhouse gas impacts of its oil and gas drilling lease approvals in Wyoming in a landmark ruling that plaintiffs say could ultimately force the administration to review the climate impacts of its entire oil and gas leasing program.

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Environmentalists Urge EPA To Scrap Weaker New Coal Plant GHG Plan

A large coalition of environmental groups is urging EPA to abandon its proposal to revise new source performance standards (NSPS) limiting greenhouse gases from new coal plants, saying the plan is unlawful because its GHG limit is weather than what existing coal plants can already achieve, among other reasons.

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EPA Said To Split Controversial NSR Changes From Looming Final ACE Rule

EPA appears to have decided to split its controversial plan to essentially exempt most coal-fired power plants from new source review (NSR) permitting requirements from its broader, pending final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to limit coal plant greenhouse gas emissions, according to several sources.

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California Lawmakers’ Bills Aim To Boost Natural Gas Under Fuel Programs

Several California Democratic lawmakers are pushing bills to boost natural gas and propane under the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and a major alternative fuel and vehicle fund, following criticism that the programs unfairly focus on subsidizing electricity and hydrogen while ignoring other fuels that can cut greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

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Environmentalists seek rehearing of CWA 401 ruling

Environmentalists say the D.C. Circuit's ruling that states have a strict one-year limit to make decisions about water quality certifications creates a split among appeals courts that affects numerous energy projects.

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Wheeler promotes 'cleaner' US fossil fuel exports

The EPA chief says the United States produces fossil fuels “in a more environmentally conscious manner than anywhere else in the world,” though critics are pointing to numerous Trump EPA environmental rollbacks.

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As Politics Shift, Colorado Energy Sector Faces Emboldened Opposition

Colorado’s new Democratic-controlled legislature is advancing a sweeping bill that would restrict oil and gas development by affirming public health as the state’s top priority instead of energy production, while the sector faces twin pressures in the form of planned environmentalist lawsuits arguing state drilling permits are too weak.

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Report flags GHG, health effects of six Trump rollbacks

A new report from New York University's State Energy and Environmental Impact Center details a combined 200 million tons of additional carbon emissions from six Trump administration climate rule rollbacks.

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FERC Considers Direct GHGs For LNG Projects, Omits Broader Analysis

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a new order says it must consider the direct greenhouse gas emissions from liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but that it need not assess broader upstream and downstream GHG emissions as it must do for certain gas pipelines.

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