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Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule: Navigating US EPA’s Clean Power Plan Replacement

From Mondaq | October 29, 2018

On August 31, 2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) published its proposed rule providing a replacement to the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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EPA Proposes Changes To Regulations On Methane Emissions

From Mondaq | September 21, 2018

On September 11, the EPA proposed changes to an Obama-era rule on methane emissions to give oil and gas companies more time between inspections of drilling equipment and to repair methane gas leaks.
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EPA Reverses Obama-Era Interpretation Of New Source Review Major Source Trigger

From Mondaq | March 15, 2018

A new policy memorandum means that some proposed projects at large-emitting facilities would not be subject to major clean air new source review obligations.
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EPA Approves New RSR QA Procedures for Mass Spectrometers

From Linkedin | February 6, 2018

A new Broadly Applicable Alternative for mass spectrometer RSR QA has been approved by the EPA. <<Read More>>

9th Circuit: EPA Must Update Its Lead Dust Standards

From Mondaq | January 19, 2018

In another blow to the Administration's deregulatory agenda, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on December 27 that EPA has a non-discretionary duty to propose updates to its 2001 lead dust hazard standard.
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EPA Memo Signals Plant Improvement Opportunities

From Mondaq | December 7, 2017

On December 7, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") released a policy memorandum entitled
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The Clean Power Plan – Focus On Implementation and Compliance

From Mondaq | January 11, 2016

The Clean Power Plan presents the states with a complex set of choices to reduce CO2 emissions from their electricity sectors. <<Read More>>

Strong Likelihood EPA Climate Plan Will Stand Up in Court

From PRNewswire | July 30, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is likely to prevail against an expected barrage of legal challenges by big polluters and their allies, according to legal experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund <<Read More>>

Chilean Congress approves legislation to introduce carbon tax and green taxes

From Lexology.com | October 20, 2014

Following Mexico’s initiative to discourage the use of carbon-intensive fuels, Chile's government has passed an environmental tax law with the objective of encouraging a shift to the use of clean air technologies. <<Read More>>

MIT penalized $15000 for air quality violations

MIT penalized $15000 for air quality violations From Wicked Local | October 12, 2013

Cambridge - MIT penalized $15000 for air quality violations and boilers, focusing on their locations, exhaust stacks and emission records.... excessive downtime for its continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) <<Read More>>

The President Issues His Climate Action Plan: Not Much Mention Of Congress

From Mondaq | July 8, 2013

President Obama yesterday released hi Climate Action Plan, together with a Memorandum concerning EPA's issuance of rules governing carbon emissions from new and existing power plants. <<Read More>>

Obama planning to sidestep Congress for next phase in climate change agenda

From Fox News | June 25, 2013

President Obama will announce Tuesday he is planning to sidestep Congress to implement a national plan to combat climate change <<Read More>>

EPA Proposes To Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, And Malfunction Air Emission Exemptions In 36 States

From: Mondaq | March 18, 2013

EPA issued a proposed rule on Feb. 22, 2013, that would require 36 states to revise the startup, shutdown, and malfunction rules in their Clean Air Act State Implementation Plans (SIPs). <<Read More>>

Worldwide: Environment 2013: Climate Issues

From: Mondaq | February 14, 2013

Despite uncertainty over what additional action the United States might take regarding climate change, many businesses, financial institutions, U.S. States and other countries are moving forward to address climate issues in various ways. <<Read More>>

United States: Is Your Combustion Unit A Boiler Or An Incinerator? – EPA Finalizes NHSM Rule

From: Mondaq | January 9, 2013

On Dec. 20, 2012, the EPA Administrator signed a final rule that determines what Clean Air Act standard applies to units that combust secondary materials (as opposed to traditional fuels or virgin ingredients): <<Read More>>

Mexico: Mexican Legislature Passes Robust Climate Change Law

From: Mondaq | May 8, 2012

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Mexico's lower and upper houses passed a sweeping climate change bill clearing the way for President Felipe Calderon to sign it into law. <<Read More>>

EPA Proposes “Thought Piece” GHG Performance Standards For New Power Plants

From: Mondaq | April 16, 2012

On March 27, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a much-anticipated proposal to set output-based limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new fossil fuel-fired power plants. <<Read More>>

Air Emission And Climate Change Issues

From: Mondaq | February 9, 2012

This year continues the confusing flow of administrative, judicial and legislative actions aimed at developing, changing or halting efforts to regulate air emissions, including the emission of greenhouse gases. <<Read More>>

MATS Rule Impacting Power Industry

From: EPA | February 01, 2012

The MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standards) are the first major federal standards that require power plants to limit emissions of toxic air pollutants, like mercury, arsenic and metals and it's been more than 20 years since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1990. <<Read More>>

Court Vacates Stay on EPA Boiler MACT Rule

From: Woodworking Network | January 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. District Court has vacated the “Delay Notice” of the proposed Boiler MACT Rules. In announcing the decision against the Environmental Protection Agency, Judge Paul Friedman gave his opinion that the Delay Notice was "arbitrary and capricious." <<Read More>>

EPA Proposed New MACT Rules for Industrial Boilers

From: Mondaq | December 23, 2011

On Dec. 23, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (the Boiler MACT) Rule. <<Read More>>

EPA proposes reconsiderations for boilers and incinerators, and proposes revisions to the non-hazardous secondary materials rule

From: EPA | December 2, 2011

EPA issued proposed reconsiderations for rules to reduce emissions of air pollutants from existing and new Boilers and major and area source facilities, and from Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (CISWI). EPA also proposed revisions to the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) Rule. <<Read More>>

California Creates North America’s First Economy-wide Carbon Market

From: PR News Wire | October 20, 2011

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauded the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for casting an historic, unanimous vote today to create the first economy-wide carbon market in North America and put a mandatory declining cap on pollution that causes global climate change. <<Read More>>

Environmental Professional Network is Growing!

From: Linkedin | September 24, 2011

Today we reached the 2000 member milestone! As we continue to grow and expand our network and knowledge base, we hope this group will allow all of our members to benefit from our expanding base of environmental professionals in a wide range of expertise. <<Read More>>

CEMS market exceeds US$1 billion – Biggest Single Market Coal-fired Boilers in Asia

From: Environmental-Expert | September 8, 2010

The world market for continuous emissions monitors (CEMS) for ambient as well as stack applications will exceed US$1 billion/yr by 2012. This includes the analyzers, software and accompanying service revenues. <<Read More>>

China Pulls Even with U.S. as Destination for Clean Energy Investment

From: MATTER - Carbon Emissions | June 24, 2010

In Ernst & Young's most recent Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices, China gained two points and the US lost one to put them in a dead tie for most attractive place to invest in renewable energy. <<Read More>>

EPA’s Budget Proposal Seeks Efficiencies, Increased Environmental Protection

From: U.S. EPA Superfund and Brownfields News | February 01, 2010

WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration today proposed a budget of $10 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) <<Read More>>

US EPA Announces Final Rules For Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting

From: Mondaq | October 13, 2009

U.S. EPA (EPA) published its new Mandatory Green House Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule in the Federal Register last Friday, Oct. 30. The new final rule requires large GHG emitters and suppliers across the country to monitor and report annual green house gas emissions. <<Read More>>