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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of Ken McQueen as the new Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6. Read more

People Going Places

The main construction phase will soon begin on Shell's Petrochemical complex in Potter Township, PA.

(PRNewsfoto/Shell)

President Trump, Administrator Wheeler, and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry will tour the soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex. Read more

Regulations

The waivers from the country’s biofuel laws were fewer than previous year’s and marked an increase in the number of petitions rejected Read more

Regulations

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing further amendments to the regulations governing the disposal of coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash. Read more

Regulations

The head of the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency defended his agency’s expanded use of waivers exempting refineries from the country’s biofuel law during a closed-door meeting with farm state senators last week Read more

Regulations

Plant owners intend to retire another 17 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2025. Read more

Power Generation

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. Read more

Regulations

PSSR is one of the 14 elements of the OSHA standard. PSSR was, and is, as important as any of the elements of PSM/RMP/BSSE. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is waiting to receive input from the Department of Energy to process 2018 applications exempting small refineries from U.S. biofuel laws. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will decide on the seven pending applications for small refinery waivers from the nation’s biofuel laws for the 2017 calendar year in the next week, agency administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Monday. Read more

Regulations

U.S. environmental regulators quietly changed the way they assess applications from refineries for waivers from the nation’s biofuels law, making it possible for highly profitable plants to secure lucrative exemptions. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Kern Oil & Refining Co has threatened to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to respond to its request for a small refinery biofuel waiver within the proscribed 90 days. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are widely used by real estate purchasers to determine whether contamination exists on a property. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three years. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Five Republican senators are warning President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, that their support for his nomination may hinge on his biofuels policy. Read more

Regulations

EPA recently said it would complete a rule to boost sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline by the summer 2019 driving season, despite a partial government shutdown at press time. Read more

Current Issue

Power generation in New England and New York is largely dependent on natural gas, which accounts for more than half of the region’s electricity generating capacity. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

EPA is taking steps to further compliance and reduce emissions in the upstream oil and gas sector. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would complete a rule to boost sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline by the summer driving season, despite a partial government shutdown. Read more

Regulations

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