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US Coast Guard, EPA Cleaning Up A Dozen Texas Chemical Spills After Harvey
Monday, September 11, 2017 The US Coast Guard and the EPA are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
EPA Sends People, Planes To Gauge Pollution From Texas Storm
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Flooding from Harvey has also triggered a handful of spills and releases from petrochemical facilities in Texas.
Courts: US EPA Erred In Denying Renewable Fuel Hardship Exemption
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The EPA used too strict of a test when it wrongfully denied Sinclair Oil's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a US appeals court rule.
Sources: US To Reject Biofuel Program Tweaks In Blow To Refiners
Thursday, August 03, 2017 The EPA will reject a proposal to overhaul the US biofuels program to shift blending responsibility away from refining companies, two sources familiar say.
Refiners Argue EPA Can Cut Biofuel Quota Despite Defeat in Court
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Refiners told the EPA to cut biofuel quotas for 2018, arguing that a federal court decision against the agency shouldn't prevent it from setting targets below levels enshrined in law.
Green Groups Ask Court To Reverse EPA's Freeze Of Methane Rule
Monday, June 05, 2017 Green groups responded to the US EPA's attempt to freeze a rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks in their equipment.
US EPA Halts Methane Rule For Oil And Gas Industry
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 The US EPA halts methane emission standards for oil and gas companies in its latest move to unwind Obama administration climate change rules.
Trump's EPA To Reconsider Oil And Gas Emissions Rule
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The US EPA says it would reconsider a rule on emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its implementation.
EPA Hit Hardest As Trump Budget Targets Regulation
Thursday, March 16, 2017 President Donald Trump's administration proposes a 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget.
Emails Reveal EPA Chief Cozied Up to Industry He Regulates
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Newly installed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt closely coordinated with major oil and gas companies, according to thousands of pages of e-mails released.
New US Environmental Chief Tells Staff He Will 'Listen, Learn and Lead'
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The new head of the US EPA Scott Pruitt tells agency staff that America should not have to choose between the economy and the environment.
Senate Confirms Trump's EPA Pick As White House Targets Regulation
Friday, February 17, 2017 The US Senate confirms President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency.
Nearly 800 Former EPA Officials Oppose Trump Pick For Agency
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Nearly 800 former Environmental Protection Agency officials urged the US Senate to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to run the agency.
Senators Ask Trump EPA Chief Pick To Disclose Energy Industry Ties
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Democrats on the US Senate's environment panel asks President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the EPA to disclose his ties to the energy industry ahead of his confirmation hearing.
Political Pressure Seen Behind EPA Fracking-Water Report
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 EPA's final report on hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water contradicts its previous findings.
Critics, Supporters React to Trump's Climate Change Skeptic Pick for EPA
Thursday, December 08, 2016 US President-elect Donald Trump appoints Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead EPA - the federal agency he's suing as part of multi-state lawsuit challenging climate change regulations.
Scientific Board Requests More Data on EPA Fracking, Water Study
Friday, August 12, 2016 Scientific advisors find EPA's draft assessment of hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water lacking in several areas.
Stripper Well Producers to Face Failure if Methane Rule Allowed
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Smaller US oil and gas producers could face failure if EPA's new methane rules are allowed to continue.
States Sue EPA Over Methane Emissions Rule
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Thirteen US states sue EPA over the agency's new methane emissions rule.
EPA: US Climate Plan Also Addressing Agricultural Methane Emissions
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The Obama administration's Climate Change Plan will seek to reduce methane emissions from agriculture as well as oil and gas.