EPA


What’s Been Going On with the EPA’s Fracking Report?

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

During Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, Sarah Bellaire, a student at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, asked the candidates if they support fracking. Read more >

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Big News: 39 States and Their Utilities Write Plan for Deep CO2 Reductions

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

A major collaboration between officials from 39 states and 26 major utility companies shows how the eastern U.S. could cut carbon 42% by 2030 and reach 30% renewable energy in the electricity supply. Read more >

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That’s Not How Commerce Works—U.S. Chamber Wrong (Again) in New Clean Power Plan Report

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Some sales efforts work from a false starting point. Some try to lead the gullible consumer by pretending to share an insider’s secret with them. Some fall back on old slogans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has employed all three of these tactics in its latest attack on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Read more >

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EPA Reports Show Automakers Still Ahead on Fuel Economy

, senior vehicles analyst

The EPA released two reports today detailing automakers’ compliance with global warming emissions standards and the technology improvements being deployed to meet these standards. Despite much public consternation from manufacturers about the difficulty in meeting these standards, manufacturers are more than one year ahead of schedule. Read more >

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Methane is Really Bad. Our Methane Rules Need To Be Really Good.

, senior fuels engineer

Methane, the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide, is a short-lived but extremely powerful greenhouse gas. This is why the Obama administration is moving to curb methane emissions from the largest source of U.S. methane emissions—the oil and gas sector. In August, the EPA proposed methane emission standards for new and modified oil and gas drilling wells. Although this rule is an important and much needed first step, more must be done, including establishing similar standards for existing oil wells, and comprehensively addressing all of the sector’s unnecessary emissions.

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