Monthly Archives: October 2010

Lead Ammunition Dodges a Bullet

The EPA recently denied a petition filed by several organizations requesting the EPA adopt regulations prohibiting the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of lead shot, lead bullets, lead fishing sinkers, and other lead-containing fishing gear.

Posted in General

Report: EPA Regulations Seek to Reduce Coal-fired Power Generatioin

A report issued yesterday by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) highlights how a number of EPA regulations, if fully implemented, will reduce power generation from coal-fired plants. According to the report, 2010 Special Reliability Scenario Assessment: Resource Adequacy … Continue reading

Posted in Energy

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles

  The United States EPA this week waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for cars and light trucks made in 2007 and newer. Under the EPA’s waiver decision, fuel and fuel additive manufacturers … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act

EPA and NHTSA Announce Plans to Move Forward with More Stringent Tailpipe and Fuel Economy Standards

  The EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today issued a joint notice announcing plans to “propose stringent federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles for the 2017-2025 model years as part of a coordinated … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

September Natural Resources Board Meeting

The September meeting of the Natural Resources Board was noticeably quiet compared to the NRB’s last few meetings. Any rules passed at the September meeting will have to wait until after elections for implementation, so many rules were rushed through … Continue reading

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