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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...
Senate and House Take One Last Shot at Energy/Oil Spill Legislation before Elections – But Climate Legislation Will Have to Wait
Both the Senate and the House are making one last effort to pass tailored energy industry reform before the end of the session. While the new strategy may increase the chance for something to pass, climate legislation will not be part of the package. After abandoning plans for comprehensive energy...
This is a relatively quiet-some might say anti-climactic-week in the Congress with respect to energy and climate change issues. There is not much happening in any of the Senate or House committees, save for a hearing on the “Clean Energy Economy” on Tuesday in the Joint Economic...
The Administration is betting that nanotechnology can advance the competitiveness of the US cleantech industry. Since 2009, DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), an Agency focusing “exclusively on high risk, high payoff concepts - technologies promising genuine...
On April 28, 2010, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved “Cape Wind,” a $1 billion, 130-turbine wind farm south of Cape Cod. The announcement came nine years after the developer filed an initial permit application, and Secretary Salazar promised that in the future the...
All eyes are on the Senate this week as supporters of efforts to cap carbon emissions are desperately trying to secure inclusion of modest provisions for a cap in an expected Senate energy bill. The legislation, being written by Senator Bingaman in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will...