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House Approves Omnibus Spending Bill With Environmental, Energy Policy Riders

December 24, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The House approved a $1.043 trillion, nine-bill omnibus package to fund the federal government for the rest of 2012…

EPA Approves Three Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

December 24, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The Environmental Protection Agency approved three hydrocarbon refrigerants to replace ozone-depleting substances in a final rule to be published in the Federal Register…

Obama’s Retreat on Ozone Standards Could Leave Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules Vulnerable

September 9, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

Environmental and industry groups are questioning whether costly plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions may be vulnerable after the Obama administration announced Sept. 2 it is dropping a rulemaking to set more stringent air quality standards for ozone…

EPA Final Rule Specifies What Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data Will Be Public, What Will Be Confidential

Industrial facilities’ greenhouse gas emissions and the calculations and test methods used to measure them are public information and will not be treated as confidential business information, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a final rule to be published in the Federal Register May 26…

House Panel to Move Bill to Bar EPA Rules on Permits for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) plans to move quickly to a full committee markup of his bill to bar federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, possibly as early as March 10, committee aides said March 7…

Executive Order Could Lead to More Flexibility under EPA Rules, Industries Say

January 19, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A Jan. 18 executive order requiring federal agencies to review and revise existing regulations that hinder economic growth could provide businesses with increased flexibility to meet the requirements of federal regulations, including environmental…

D.C. Circuit Court Lifts Stay of EPA Takeover of Texas Greenhouse Gas Permitting Program

January 13, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A federal appeals court Jan. 12 lifted an emergency stay that had blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from taking over Texas’s greenhouse gas permitting program…

EPA Outlook 2011: Agency Moving Forward with Regulation in Face of Mounting Opposition, Litigation

January 12, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency plans to move forward with regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, even as calls grow in Congress to take away EPA authority over those…

Climate Change, Sustainable Communities Among EPA Priorities for 2011 to 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency made combating climate change and promoting sustainable…

EPA Official Says Ban on New Source Construction Possible in States without Greenhouse Gas Permitting

WASHINGTON, D.C.—States that have not taken steps to facilitate greenhouse gas emissions permitting for new and modified emissions sources may face bans on construction of new…

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