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Businesses Mixed on Trump Climate Change Executive Order

Businesses Mixed on Trump Climate Change Executive Order

In a move that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt described as a “pro-growth and pro-environment approach for how we do regulations in this country,” President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to undo a slew of Obama administration climate rules.

What Can Environmental Leaders Expect Out of the Incoming EPA?

What Can Environmental Leaders Expect Out of the Incoming EPA?

America’s major corporations may not have as many new regs to follow during the Trump years. But they will probably remain duty-bound to conform to the ones that have been on the books, given that those will be a lot harder to toss out.

GAO Says Renewable Fuel Standard ‘Broken,’ American Petroleum Institute and Advanced Biofuels Association Say Don’t Change Point of Obligation

The Renewable Fuel Standard is unlikely to meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions or expanding the nation’s renewable fuels sector, according to two Government Accountability Office reports.

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EPA Raises Renewable Fuel Requirements, But Can It Survive Trump?

The EPA has raised the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, drawing an immediate attack from the oil industry. The final Renewable Fuel Standards, announced last week, raise the levels from 18.11 billion gallons this year to 19.28 billion gallons in 2017. This … Read more »

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Obama Administration Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling

The hits keep on coming for the oil industry as the Obama Administration races to cement its climate legacy before president-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. On Friday, the US Interior Department published its five-year plan for offshore drilling leases. The plan blocks sale of new leases for offshore … Read more »

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Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Rule Finalized

The US Interior Department has finalized a rule to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands, part of the Obama administration’s push to finalize several climate and clean energy regulations before president-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. The new methane regulation, proposed earlier … Read more »

Trump Presidential Victory: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Industry leaders say they are committed to working with the president-elect Donald Trump come Jan. 1. And they’re also committed advancing the low-carbon economy.

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EPA Ozone Guidelines Target Oil, Natural Gas

The EPA has released guidelines to reduce smog-forming ozone emissions from oil and natural gas production. The guidelines provide recommendations that states can use to make rules to reduce these emissions but is not “a regulation itself,” the EPA says. “This document does not impose any requirements on facilities in the … Read more »


EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Program Changes, Cracks Down on RFS Violators

The EPA this week proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard that the agency says will support market growth of ethanol and other biofuels in the US. The proposal would allow biofuel producers to partially process renewable feedstocks at one facility and further process them into renewable fuels at another … Read more »