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Matthew Tresaugue

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CERAWeek: EPA should expect litigation deluge over carbon emissions rules

In the next few months, the EPA is expected to release a final set of rules for forcing the electricity sector to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
A worker walks near an oil derrick in North Dakota,  one of several states where production has surged, prompting a lawsuit over disclosure of toxic chemical emissions tied to oil and gas operations. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Suit seeks EPA decision on oil field chemical disclosure

Nine environmental groups sued to force the EPA to make a decision on a petition asking the agency to require oil and gas producers to disclose toxic chemical emissions.
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EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

The Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s efforts to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and factories — a key affirmation of the Obama administration’s climate agenda.
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EPA rule would reduce power plant carbon emissions by 30%

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules to reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent.
Categories: Environment

EPA proposes changes to refinery emission rules

The EPA has proposed tougher rules for toxic emissions from refineries.
Greg Matzat, senior advisor for offshore wind technologies at the Energy Department, speaks Thursday at the Offshore Technology Conference.

US hopes to tap offshore wind potential

The federal government is committing nearly $150 million toward construction of three wind farms off the U.S. coast, a move intended to generate power from the renewable source by 2017.
Categories: General

There’s plenty of buzz far from OTC’s hive

Illinois-based company finds that being the farthest away from the conference’s center of activity isn’t a bad thing.
Categories: General
Stephen Pearlman, of Interocean Systems, Inc. , talks about the rig anchor release during Offshore Technical Conference at NRG on May 7, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Old kids on the block at OTC

There is still a place for decades-old products at the Offshore Technology Conference.

Safety, cost driving new technology for removing rigs

Oil and gas companies are looking at minimizing risk and cost as the number of removals of aging offshore infrastructure rises in the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Offshore, OTC
The Marine Well Containment Co.'s capping stack is prepared for pre-deployment testing in the Houston ship channel. (Photo: MWCC)

Spill-containment system for Gulf nears completion

Marine Well Containment Co. will complete an even larger system for responding to oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the year.