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Air Pollution Rule Delayed Again

Posted in Environment
The USEPA announced that it is again delaying the issuance of its proposed rules regulating air emissions from hydraulically fractured wells.  The proposed NSPS and NESHAP rules were scheduled for issuance on April 3 according to the Consent Decree issued in WildEarth Guardians, et al. v. Jackson.  However, in response to more than 156,000 comments… Continue Reading

EPA Announces More Stringent Emissions Limits for Sulfur Dioxide

Posted in Environment
Climate change is not the end-all-be-all of regulating our air, says EPA. Yesterday, the EPA announced a proposed rule that will change the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur dioxide.  This rule would eliminate the current 24-hour and annual standards and replace them with a new, more stringent, one-hour standard of between 50 and… Continue Reading

CWA Fines for Natural Gas Pipeline

Posted in Energy
According to this article in the Register-Guard, a Florida contractor has been ordered to pay $1.5 million in penalties due to violations of the Clean Water Act while constructing a 60-mile natural gas pipeline in 2003.  It goes on to note that penalties were imposed for dirt and sediment discharges to streams and wetlands and despite little evidence of serious environmental harm. … Continue Reading