Tag: EPA

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama’s proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas.  More »

Vilsack Q&A: Biofuels have a ‘bright’ future

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sees big opportunities for biofuels in foreign markets and fueling airlines — especially if the sector beats back stiff oil industry opposition.  More »

Judge rejects BP appeal on cap for Gulf oil spill liabilities

Barbier said he hasn’t yet determined the actual amount of the civil penalty stemming from the Gulf of Mexico spill, which could run as high as $13.7 billion.  More »

Duke Energy says it expects to settle criminal probe for $100 million

The company reported profits of $1.88 billion for 2014, or $2.66 per share. Revenue was reported at about $23.9 billion.  More »

Manufacturers say EPA proposals would halt expansions

Proposed federal rules governing the release of dangerous pollutants threaten the future of the manufacturing sector, the industry’s top Washington lobbyist said at a speech in Houston Monday.  More »

TransCanada CEO: Other companies watching what happens on Keystone

Midstream energy companies seeking to build pipelines will want more “clarity” about the regulatory process before they plunk down capital for the projects, TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said.  More »

TransCanada fights EPA’s Keystone claims

Regulators trying to judge the carbon footprint of the Canadian crude that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline should compare it to heavy oils from Mexico, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, said the Calgary-based company seeking to build the project.  More »

California pledges changes in protecting underground water

An Associated Press analysis found hundreds of the now-challenged state permits for oil-field injection into protected aquifers have been granted since 2011.  More »

California pledges changes in protecting underground water

State regulators said Monday that they have notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of their plan for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water laws.  More »

Energy Department suspends FutureGen project

The plan was to refit a coal-fired power plant in Illinois and store carbon dioxide from the coal underground.  More »

EPA: Oil prices should be part of Keystone XL decision

In a letter to the State Department released Tuesday, the EPA said plummeting crude prices could make the proposed pipeline vital to Canadian oil sands developers.  More »

Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

Bridger Pipeline Co. said in the statement that it shut down the 12-inch-wide pipeline shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday.  More »

White House methane plan takes aim at oil and gas industry

White House officials said the plan aims to cut oil and gas emissions of the powerful heat-trapping greenhouse gas by 40 to 45 percent within a decade, from 2012 levels.  More »

Feds aim to boost requirements for oil spill dispersants

The move comes 14 years after the agency first announced it planned to rewrite rules governing dispersants and five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster vividly illustrated shortcomings in existing mandates.  More »

EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has vowed to overturn the emissions rules.  More »
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