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Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site May Get a Second Look Under Trump

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site May Get a Second Look Under Trump

While the US Department of Energy published new rules to create a central repository for nuclear waste, a bill has been introduced to block any new defense nuclear waste disposal facilities. The so-called Sensible Nuclear Waste Disposition Act — reported on by the Las Vegas Sun — is to try … Read more »

Environment, Energy ‘Front and Center’ on Capitol Hill

Industry can expect several key EPA rules governing climate change, air and water quality to be finalized this year, according to Bloomberg BNA’s 2015 policy outlook on the environment and energy. Among the report’s key takeaways: Climate change: The EPA is slated to finalize landmark climate regulations governing carbon emissions … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Colo. Methane Limits, Tesla Fires, Yucca Mountain

Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has proposed tough limits – stronger than federal standards – on leaks of methane and other gases from oil and gas wells and storage tanks, the New York Times reports. He developed the rules in negotiation with three major oil and gas developers: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Encana Corporation … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Sherwin-Williams, Duke Energy, Beijing Pollution

Sherwin-Williams has agreed to pay $1.35 million to reimburse the US for costs incurred to combat releases of hazardous substances at the Eagle Zinc Superfund Site in Montgomery County, Ill. In a consent decree filed with the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the US agreed not to sue … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Refinery Controls, Ex-EPA Official Charged

John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, was charged Friday with stealing $886,186 from the agency between 2000 and April 2013. If convicted, Beale faces up to 10 years in prison, the Washington Post reports. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the ranking Republican … Read more »