U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.,, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, turned a Sept. 24 address by Pope Francis to a joint session of Congress that in part called for action on climate change into an attack on President Barack Obama's new Clean Power Plan.
Under an agreement announced Sept. 24 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority will come into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act at its Krum Bay and Cruz Bay facilities.
The Sierra Club filed a Sept. 22 federal lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to write a Federal Implementation Plan for regional haze for the state of Louisiana that the lawsuit said should have been issued last year.
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity released a report by Gradient Corp. that shows the St. Louis region's air quality meets or is well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's national ambient air quality standards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has worked out a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians, HEAL Utah, National Parks Conservation Association and Sierra Club over regional haze issues at the Hunter and Huntington coal-fired plants in Utah of PacifiCorp.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC said Sept. 18 that it has formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.
A Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) subsidiary has reached a settlement agreement with consumer groups in Indiana over certain operating costs at Duke’s 618-MW Edwardsport integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.
In what environmental groups hope is a major break in the almost unanimous opposition by Republicans in Congress against any climate change legislation, Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., announced Sept. 17 that he joined with 10 other Republican colleagues to recognize the reality of climate change.
ScottMadden: New York’s Vision initiative ‘setting the stage for increased promotion of distributed energy’
New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) initiative is setting the stage for increased promotion of distributed energy resources (DER) and energy efficiency, according to “The Energy Industry Update” released on Sept. 15 by ScottMadden.
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