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Environmentalists Should Support Offshore Drilling

domestic energy  efficiency  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  offshore drilling  offshore platforms 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2010

Eric Smith, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is calling on his "fellow environmentalists to reassess their stand on offshore oil."

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EPA's Car Rule Triggers New GHG Regulations

air quality  clean air act  energy policy  epa  epa regulations  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation  dot  vehicle efficiency standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 1, 2010

Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly issued the so-called "Car Rule." The rule orders vehicle manufacturers to raise efficiency standards to 34.1 miles per gallon for the combined industry-wide fleet for the 2016 model year.

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API Files Suit Against EPA's New Biofuels Rule

biofuels  diesel fuel  epa  ghg emissions  over regulation  renewable fuel standard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 29, 2010

API today filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its handling of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard 2 (RFS2) rule. 

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Study: Industry Investment Reduces GHG Emissions

climate change  efficiency  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 26, 2010

While members of Congress have been considering proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the oil and natural gas industry has been investing in technologies that have reduced GHGs from its facilities and processes. 

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E15: Not Ready for Prime Time

e15  emissions  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline blends  vehicle emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 16, 2010

If you fill up your own gasoline tank, you've probably seen the signs on gasoline pumps that read: "This product may contain up to 10 percent ethanol."

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Pressure Increases to Stop the EPA GHG Regulations

air quality  clean air act  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  epa regulations  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 10, 2010

Two more letters were sent to Capitol Hill late this afternoon, asking Congress to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations

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More Stringent Ozone Standard Unjustified

air quality  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ozone  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel  ozone pollution standard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

In testimony delivered in Houston yesterday, API's Policy Advisor Ten Steichen told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its proposed new ozone pollution standard would exact significant costs on consumers, jobs and the economy without providing commensurate benefits.

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Storing Carbon

carbon dioxide  co2  emissions  energy tomorrow  carbon capture  carbon storage  co2 emissions  enhanced oil recovery 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2009

The Weyburn oil field in southern Saskatchewan is the largest greenhouse gas storage facility in Canada. Under a project sponsored by the International Energy Agency, academic institutions and industry partners, the oil field is being injected with carbon dioxide (CO2) piped from a North Dakota coal gasification plant. By injecting CO2 into the oil-bearing rock formation, it's believed that the oil field's life could be extended by 25 years while providing storage for 20 million tons of CO2. 

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A Solomon-like Decision

climate  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy costs  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey  costs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2009

As we've explained in this blog, there's no doubt that the Waxman-Markey climate bill would be very expensive for American consumers. According to studies, it could increase fuel costs, 

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Airing the Truth

air quality  emissions  energy  epa  over regulation  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

There's no doubt about it--the air is much cleaner today than it was a few years ago. The City of Los Angeles is no longer engulfed in a brown haze; the air in the Ohio Valley now has a crisp, clean smell; and Milwaukee residents are breathing easier than ever before.

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