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Valero sues EPA over ethanol standard

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Valero Energy, the San Antonio-based refining giant, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in the latest legal challenge to efforts to expand the use of ethanol and other biofuels to power the nation’s transportation system. Following litigation filed by the trade group American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Wednesday, Valero claims the government’s renewable fuel […]
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Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

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Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents.

Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan

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In a surprising moves to legal experts, the Supreme Court today in a 5-4 ruling stayed the implementation of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) supporting greenhouse gas reductions at fossil fuel fired power plants.  The move was surprising because the Supreme Court rarely involves itself in the determination of whether or not a temporary […]
The silhouettes of emissions are seen rising from stacks of the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

EPA extends deadline on air pollution data

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The agency is currently studying emission levels of what it terms “hazardous air pollutants,” a category that includes 187 compounds including benzene, a chemical found in gasoline.
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Obama admin. proposes rule to limit gas flaring at drilling sites

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New rules proposed move Friday will seek to reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as President Barack Obama addresses climate change.
The silhouettes of emissions are seen rising from stacks of the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Obama’s Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review, appeals court rules

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The plan has been challenged by more than two dozen mostly Republican-led states and allied business and industry groups tied to fossil fuels.
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The EPA called fracking safe. Now its scientists disagree.

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An EPA spokeswoman said the agency will use comments from the scientists and the public to “evaluate” possible changes to the report.
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“Coal is no longer marketable,” EPA’s McCarthy says

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Speaking from the Paris climate talks in a video posted to Facebook, McCarthy said that China, the biggest consumer of energy in the world, has made commitments to reducing its reliance on the fuel even as the country’s energy demands continue to expand.
In this April 24, 2015 photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

House backs sweeping energy bill to boost oil, natural gas

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The first major energy legislation in nearly a decade, the bill would also speed natural gas exports and hasten approval of natural gas pipelines across public lands.
Wind turbines and oil pumpjack in action Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, north of Stanton, Texas.
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Wind and solar now leading Texas in power growth

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Since May, the grid has added nearly 3,000 megawatts of power capacity — about two-thirds from new wind farms.