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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

Opioid misuse and overdose deaths are a public health crisis affecting the nation, including workplaces.A National Safety Council survey report found 69 percent of employees — many of whom work in safety-critical industries. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, with the total U.S. renewable fuel volume requirement set 3% higher than the 2018 mandate. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted its annual blending mandate for advanced biofuels by 15 percent for 2019, while keeping steady the requirement for conventional biofuels like corn-based ethanol. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Trump Administration has temporarily frozen a program meant to exempt small oil refineries in financial distress from the U.S. biofuels law, as it reviews the scoring system to evaluate applications, according to two sources familiar with the mat Read more

Plant Management & Operations

A group representing biofuel companies asked a federal judge to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop exempting small refineries from renewable fuel laws until a lawsuit challenging the agency’s actions is resolved. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

California Drilling

Kit Leong

California clean air regulators will hold talks next Tuesday with their federal counterparts and the White House over Trump administration efforts to stop Sacramento from adopting tighter vehicle emissions rules than Washington. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The EPA recently released a new interactive, web-based tool that provides information about the environmental and economic performance of industry sectors. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA proposed revisions to the emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector, which has become known as the Methane Rule, on Sept. 11, 2018. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded $9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The Environmental Protection Agency aims to release its draft rule allowing year-round sales of higher ethanol gasoline blends by February, and end deliberations on the proposal by May. Read more

Fall protection training is critical to the safety of workers who perform jobs at height, and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is making it safer...The U.S. EPA released its annual report on air quality...OSHA has issued a Notice.. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA Read more

People Going Places

Among the standards and regulations set for industry by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), risk and technology reviews may be among the most challenging. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

On the 500th day of the Trump administration, EPA touted its "notable policy achievements," highlighting nine such achievements in a "promises made, promises kept" format. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said on Tuesday he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Many of you loyal readers know already that BIC rarely speaks to political parties or specific candidates. We do, however, support policy that fosters our industries and free enterprise in general. Read more

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider its denial of small West Virginia refinery Ergon’s application for an exemption from U.S. biofuel laws after it relied on an “error-riddled” analysis. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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