Tag Archives: Methane

Columbia University Report Shows that Environmental Regulations are Not the Primary Threats to Coal

A recent report by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy has found that declines in coal generation, while due to a variety of factors, are unlikely to be significantly reversed by implementing all the actions in last month’s energy … Continue reading

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5th Circuit Grants Abeyance and EPA Postpones Compliance Deadlines for Effluent Limitation Guidelines; EPA Submits Further Abeyance Motions

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued an order granting EPA’s motion to hold Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. EPA (consolidated challenges to EPA’s “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category” (Rule)) in abeyance for … Continue reading

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Litigation Maps Illustrate State Involvement in Power Sector Environmental Regulation Suits

States are on both sides of the various lawsuits over EPA’s regulation of air emissions from the power sector.  To assist readers with tracking state and local government participation in active litigation, Considering the Grid has compiled maps showing the … Continue reading

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Litigation Update: EPA’s Methane Rules for Oil and Natural Gas

Nine petitions challenging EPA’s final New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas sector have been filed with the D.C. Circuit (the rule was published in the Federal Register in early June).  EPA’s rule limits certain greenhouse gas, … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Methane Standards and a Draft Information Request

Earlier today, EPA released three final rules aimed at further reducing greenhouse gas emissions: Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources establishes standards for methane, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and toxic air pollutant emissions … Continue reading

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