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EPA Releases Draft “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices”
EPA released a draft document prepared by its National Center for Environmental Assessment entitled, “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices.” In a Federal Register Notice dated August 23, 2010, EPA announced a 45-day comment period, ending...
Who’s on First and Other Mysteries - Fifth Circuit Remands Gulf of Mexico Moratorium Case to District Court
Sometimes, even with a scorecard, “you can’t tell the players.” The saga of the Obama administration’s moratorium on Gulf of Mexico drillings operations took another strange turn yesterday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered a “LIMITED...
On August 16, 2010, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a report on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures for environmental reviews conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEM), the successor agency to the...
It is the final week for Congress to push for last-minute bills before the August recess, but all seems quiet on the climate change and energy fronts. After passing a last-minute bill on Friday to reorganize federal agencies that oversee offshore drilling, add safety standards and impose new ethics...
On July 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposal for 2011 standards for the four fuels categories under its Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2). The proposed 2011 standards are: Biomass-Based Diesel (0.80 billion gallons; 0.68 percent) Advanced Biofuels (1.35...