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.
The EPA broke the law by using social media to drum up support for the Clean Water Rule, according to the US Government Accountability Office. In its ruling, the GAO said the EPA engaged in “covert propaganda” and lobbying. Federal law prohibits agencies from doing both. The EPA used Twitter, … Read more »
Annual federal appropriations to the EPA’s Superfund program have declined, from about $2 billion in 1999 to about $1.1 billion in 2013, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The study also finds EPA site-specific cleanup spending on remedial cleanup activities at nonfederal National Priorities List (NPL) … Read more »
Fracking operators are improving their water management, and using more waterless and water-efficient fracturing technologies, such as treating produced water for recycle and reuse, according to a US Government Accountability Office technology assessment. This is part of their overall strategy to reduce cost, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the demand … Read more »
The EPA is inconsistent in its handling of safety inspections, maintains poor records and is not adjusting its guidelines to address emerging underground risks associated with injection wells, according to a report by the US Government Accountability Office. Currently 39 states have the EPA’s approval to manage their own Underground … Read more »
Job placements resulting from federally funded green job training programs enacted since 2009 currently stand at around 55 percent of the target, according to a US Government Accountability Office analysis of US Department of Labor data. The figures come from a GAO paper titled Labor’s Green Jobs Efforts Highlight Challenges of Targeted … Read more »