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Policy & Enforcement Briefing: SCOTUS Hearing, Oil Train Safety, GHG Reporting Rule

The Obama administration’s climate agenda faces its first Supreme Court test today, Reuters reports. The court will consider whether the EPA’s regulation of vehicle greenhouse gas emissions automatically triggers a requirement that large stationary sources such as power plants also control their emissions, Dorsey & Whitney partner and former Department of … Read more »

Anadarko, Encana, Pioneer, Apache Have Greatest Fracking Water Risks

Anadarko, Encana, Pioneer, Apache Have Greatest Fracking Water Risks

Anadarko, Encana, Pioneer and Apache have the highest exposure to water exposure risks among hydraulic fracturing companies, according to a report by Ceres. But many more companies connected to fracking face long-term water sourcing risks, according to the non-profit. These include the top three service providers, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Water Act, RFS Suit Looms, Kauai GMO Bill

The House will take up the Water Resources Reform and Development Act next week, according to a statement by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The Senate passed the act in May. The American Petroleum Institute plans to sue if the EPA does not finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by the … Read more »

Exxon, Microsoft, Target Added to Dow Jones Index; IBM Dropped

Exxon, Microsoft, Target Added to Dow Jones Index; IBM Dropped

Exxon, Microsoft, Canadian National Railway and Target are among the largest companies added to, and IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and United Technologies among those dropped from, one of the world’s leading sustainability indices. Swiss-based investment firm SAM and Dow Jones Indexes released the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index review, which tracks the … Read more »

EQT Converts Shale Gas Drilling Rigs to LNG

EQT Corporation has launched a pilot program to begin converting shale gas drilling rigs from diesel to liquefied natural gas. LNG is about 40 percent less expensive than diesel, and emits between 20 percent and 30 percent less carbon dioxide with only a fraction of the emissions of nitrogen oxides, … Read more »