Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

We should cheer NY AG’s legal campaign for anti-coal Clean Power Plan

We should cheer NY AG’s legal campaign for anti-coal Clean Power Plan

Studies show that coal remains big part of US electricity generation without Clean Power Plan Last week I argued that Donald Trump can’t revive the American coal industry, that coal is dead. But as the debate rages over the Clean Power Plan, tied up in lawsuits since last year, it is becoming apparent that the […]

Competing ‘energy transition’ visions of Big Oil, EPA

Competing ‘energy transition’ visions of Big Oil, EPA

Energy transitions take 50 to 75 years, regulators need to be patient Outgoing EPA head Gina McCarthy says the clean energy transition can’t be stopped. API head Jack Gerard says the real energy transition is from coal to natural gas. Who’s right? Both of them, as it turns out. My go to expert on energy transitions […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
API files lawsuit against EPA’s final oil and gas sector rule

API files lawsuit against EPA’s final oil and gas sector rule

Several industry groups and a coalition of 14 states have filed to sue the EPA WASHINGTON – American Petroleum Institute filed a lawsuit Tuesday with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s final oil and natural gas sector rule calling for lower methane emissions, according to an API press release. “The industry […]

EPA’s greenhouse gas report overstates oil and gas emissions – API

EPA’s greenhouse gas report overstates oil and gas emissions – API

“Industry-led efforts to reduce emissions through investments in new technologies and equipment are paying off.” – API Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production fell even as US production rose dramatically, according to EPA’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory released late Friday, but API is raising concerns over the new Environmental Protection Agency methodology. “EPA has made a […]

API: Onerous methane regulations threaten emissions reduction progress

API: Onerous methane regulations threaten emissions reduction progress

NERA Economic Consulting found inconsistencies and other issues with calculations the administration used to generate the social cost of methane emissions WASHINGTON, December 4, 2015 – EPA’s proposal for additional methane emissions regulations on oil and gas wells and transmission are duplicative and costly,  Howard Feldman, senior director of regulatory and scientific affairs, told reporters […]

By December 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Report: Environmental Protection Agency Is well-armed and anti-business

Report: Environmental Protection Agency Is well-armed and anti-business

Andrzejewski says EPA has taken on a larger paramilitary role in recent years By Kenneth Artz  A newly released audit of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Illinois-based watchdog organization Open the Books discovered hundreds of millions of dollars of questionable expenses, including high-end luxury furnishings, sports equipment, ongoing paramilitary purchases totaling $715 million for […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New EPA rules threaten American Shale Revolution

New EPA rules threaten American Shale Revolution

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) draconian rules are contradictory, costly, and will damage energy industry The American economic system has made the United States the world leader in abundant and low-cost energy, thanks in no small part to contributions from Texas. But new rules from the U.S. EPA pose a direct threat to our oil and natural […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
EPA knew before spill that Gold King Mine was at risk of toxic water ‘blowout’

EPA knew before spill that Gold King Mine was at risk of toxic water ‘blowout’

EPA documents raise more questions than they answer about Gold King Mine disaster EPA officials knew of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” of poisonous wastewater from the inactiveGold King Mine, yet appeared to have only a cursory plan to deal with such an event when a government cleanup team triggered a 3-million-gallon spill, according to internal documents […]

EPA on political hot seat after toxic mine spill into Colorado river

EPA on political hot seat after toxic mine spill into Colorado river

EPA accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into Animas River U.S. authorities say rivers tainted by last week’s massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the EPA, the political fallout from the disaster could linger. Critics of the Environmental Protection Agency are already seeking to use its handling […]

Methane emissions from landfills subjected to new EPA regulations

Methane emissions from landfills subjected to new EPA regulations

Methane emissions are potent greenhouse gases The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation’s landfills to reduce methane emissions and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan will reduce methane emissions from decomposing household waste by about 480,000 tons a […]