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EPA Justifies Proposed Shale Gas ELG Due To Potential POTW Discharges

EPA, in its just-released proposed first-time zero discharge effluent limitation guideline (ELG) for oil and natural gas wastewater, says the rule is necessary due to the potential that future shale facilities could send their wastewater to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), though the agency notes no such discharges are yet occurring.

Officials Downplay Fears Of GHG Rule Suits Undermining UN Climate Plan

White House and other administration officials are downplaying concerns that pending lawsuits challenging EPA's greenhouse gas (GHG) rules for power plants will succeed and undercut U.S. plans, just submitted to the United Nations, to cut emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, which rely heavily on the agency's regulations.

Ethanol Proponents Claim EPA Air Model Overestimates Fuel's Emissions

Ethanol producers and supportive states are pursuing a data quality challenge claiming EPA's latest mobile source emissions model vastly overstates the ozone-forming emissions associated with the fuel, saying the agency's approach could discourage use of the fuel and ignores its ability to lead to lower air pollution levels than gasoline.

Iowa Utility Moves Ahead With Suit Challenging Agricultural Discharges

Shipping Industry Crafting Strategy To Unify EPA, Coast Guard Standards

Judges' Procedural Queries May Limit Reach Of RCRA Liability 'Shield' Suit

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