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Oil Giants Say New York City’s Suit Targeted at Them is Aimless

Oil Giants Say New York City’s Suit Targeted at Them is Aimless

New York City is suing BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, saying that each has contributed to global warming and has cost the city billions of dollars as it has tried to mitigate the harm done from such things as deviant weather patterns. The oil giants, though, are firing back, noting that they are on board with efforts to reduce heat-trapping emissions.

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

Despite its promises to wind down the ethanol requirement, the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that oil companies must blend slightly more biofuels into their gasoline, prompting the oil industry to lash out and the biofuel companies to applaud the move.

Tax Bill Pits Renewable Energies Against Fossil Fuels

Tax Bill Pits Renewable Energies Against Fossil Fuels

The federal tax bill now pending in the US Congress would favor oil and gas development over renewable energy projects, all to the consternation of hi-tech companies that now rely on wind and solar energies to power their businesses.

New Research Says Reducing Ozone Levels Produces Medical Benefits But Manufacturers Say the Rules Are Inflexible

New Research Says Reducing Ozone Levels Produces Medical Benefits But Manufacturers Say the Rules Are Inflexible

Researchers at the University of Chicago say that rules affecting smog-forming ozone that went into effect on October 1 will save billions in medical costs each year. Manufacturers counter, however, that the rules are too rigid and need to be rewritten.

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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