The Trump administration has now given formal notice that it will repeal an Obama-era rule that has strict standards for hydraulic fracking on public lands — all part of what the president says is his ongoing effort to rollback regulations and to encourage domestic energy production that will reduce cost for US manufacturers.
The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »
In another attempt to shut down Nestlé’s bottled water operations in drought-stricken California, environmental groups have sued the US Forest Service, alleging the agency allowed Nestlé to pump millions of gallons of water out of southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest long after its permit expired. The lawsuit, filed by … Read more »
More than 100 oil companies have violated a new California law by failing to report their water use and disposal of toxic waste fluid, according to a new report from state oil regulators. The Center for Biological Diversity says even the incomplete data made public by the state shows that … Read more »
Biofuel producers must comply with federal greenhouse gas emissions standards, a US appeals court ruled on Friday. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found the EPA had “no basis” for its 2011 rule giving paper and wood product manufacturers, ethanol producers and other biomass facilities … Read more »
The EPA will not set methane emissions rules for coal mines, according to a document published in the Federal Register today. EarthJustice had petitioned the EPA to add coal mines to the Clean Air Act list of stationary sources and use the law to regulate their greenhouse gas emissions, similar … Read more »