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Keystone Decision Delayed Yet Again

Action on the Keystone XL pipeline was delayed again by the Obama administration, making a determination on the project unlikely until after the November election, Reuters reports. The State Department extended the comment period until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules on what path the pipeline should take through the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Henry Waxman, Colorado Solar, FERC Nominee, Keystone XL, Oil Shipments

Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), a senior Democrat and prominent voice in environmental, climate and other legislation, is retiring at the end of the year. The 20-term representative  from California was first elected in 1974. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a motion from the Colorado Energy Office that will … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Power Plant Rules, Enviro Regulator ‘Forced Out’

The EPA plans to force utilities to limit emissions of hazardous pollutants during power plant shut-down, start-up and malfunctioning. Environmental groups are pressuring the agency to finalize the rule, which is due by September 26, the Hill reports. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to three Republican lawmakers’ request that … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Chemical Safety, Nuclear ‘Mafia’, Fry’s Electronics

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to implement changes the board has urged for years, for safety improvements to refineries, chemical facilities, and sugar plants. CSB chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said the regulatory changes – including a proposed standard to reduce or eliminate combustible … Read more »