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Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Duke Investigation, Cooling Towers, Chemical Studies

The federal government has launched a criminal investigation into Duke Energy’s February 2 coal ash spill in North Carolina’s Dan River. The US Attorney’s Office in Raleigh issued subpoenas seeking records from from Duke and the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the AP reports. The EPA has extended the comment … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Site Assessments, Climate Bonds, Perdue

The EPA issued notice that it plans to endorse ASTM International’s updated Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, through a final rule amending 40 C.F.R. Part 312. A comment period ends September 16, and if there are no negative comments the rule will go … Read more »

GE Debuts ‘Industrial Internet’ Technologies

GE has announced eight new industrial service technologies and a joint venture with Accenture that GE says will potentially cut $150 billion in waste across major sectors. The new technologies combine product diagnostics software and analytics, and will connect machines to machines, machines to people, and machines to business operations … Read more »

Norfolk Southern Sustainability Report: Normalized Emissions Drop 2%

Norfolk Southern Sustainability Report: Normalized Emissions Drop 2%

In 2011, freight company Norfolk Southern reduced its normalized emissions by 2 percent, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2010, the company produced 28.8 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per revenue-ton mile. That figure fell to 28.1 grams in 2011, according to the company’s 2012 sustainability report, which … Read more »