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Advocates Push EPA Fracking Rules As 'Best' Policy Option Ahead Of 2016

Environmentalists are encouraging EPA to issue several major regulations related to hydraulic fracturing ahead of the 2016 presidential election, aiming to have President Obama sign off on controversial measures a GOP president might oppose such as methane, effluent and toxics disclosure rules for fracking.

10th Circuit Boosts States' Authority To Use SO2 Trading In Haze Air Plans

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has rejected environmentalists' suit challenging EPA's approval of several western states' use of a sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions trading program to satisfy regional haze air plan pollution control mandates, boosting states' authority to use cap-and-trade to meet their haze program requirements.

EPA Data Rule Likely To Include First-Time Definition Of 'Nanomaterials'

EPA's planned information collection rule for nanomaterials is expected to include a first-time definition of the substances for regulatory purposes, industry sources say, criteria that will influence the scope of this and future rules governing the substances, though environmentalists, citing extended delay, question whether the rule will ever be issued.

Judges To Hear Advocates' Bid For EPA TSCA Regulation Of Lead Bullets

NCEA Director Pledges To Go Beyond Announced IRIS Program Changes

Appellate Judges Query EPA's Approach To Ozone NAAQS Designations

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