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EPA's Regulatory Overreach

e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation  ozone standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2010

Yesterday API hosted a blogger conference call to discuss several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposals on the table that could harm the United States' economy. Topics included the agency's premature approval of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, as well as the agency's plans to regulate greenhouse gases, toughen ozone standards, and even govern things like farm dust and boilers. As we have noted previously here on the Energy Tomorrow Blog, a recent report by the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI estimates that the proposed ozone standard alone could destroy 7.3 million U.S. jobs. 

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EPA and DOE: Ignoring the Science

coordinating research council  department of energy  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol blends  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation  e20  emissions control equipment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2010

Yesterday's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) E15 news release is a classic example of Washington obfuscation. Although it appears to explain the agency's reasons for approving a new fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol for 2007 and new vehicles, the news release very cleverly avoids many of the key considerations that should have been part of the E15 decision


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EPA Approves E15 Before Tests Are Complete

coordinating research council  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol blends  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today approved the use of E15, a fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, for 2007 and newer vehicles. The announcement, which had been hinted at for several weeks, prompted observers to wonder whether the agency has put politics--and the mid-term election--before science. 

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More Court Challenges for EPA's GHG Regulations

carbon dioxide  carbon dioxide emissions  clean air act  co2  congress  de facto moratorium  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation  permits  refiners 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 11, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is being challenged in court--again. The most recent suit was filed Thursday by more than 90 companies and trade associations which are questioning the EPA's finding that GHGs endanger public health. 

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Trade Groups Seek Relief from EPA GHG Rules

business  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  manufacturing  moratorium  over regulation  senate  democrats  mining  senate appropriations committee 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2010

A group of 17 trade associations representing mining, chemicals, energy, manufacturing and business are asking key Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to support an initiative to stop or delay the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules. In two separate letters, the trade groups, which include API, ask the senators "to pursue a moratorium on the stationary source rules...."

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API Files Petition in Oil Sands Case

oil sands  over regulation  us chamber of commerce 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 30, 2010

API and two other groups yesterday filed an amicus brief in federal court in a case challenging the U.S. Defense Department's use of fuels derived from Canadian oil-sands oil. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 118 The Costs of Ozone Regulation

epa  over regulation  manufacturers alliance 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Don Norman of Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI and API's Kyle Isakower about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to tighten ozone standards and its potential impact on jobs and the economy. 

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Changes In Store for Heating Oil

air quality  biodiesel  biofuels  department of energy  domestic energy  energy policy  fuel blends  heating oil  over regulation  refiners  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 27, 2010

Changes are planned for heating oil in the Northeast. In the region of the country where the preponderance of heating oil customers are located, several states are reducing the amount of sulfur allowed in the fuel. 

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Higher Ozone Standards Threaten Jobs

domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  gdp  manufacturers alliance  over regulation  ozone standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 22, 2010

The numbers are mind-boggling. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to tighten ozone standards could result in the loss of 7.3 million U.S. jobs by 2020, add $1 trillion in new regulatory costs per year between 2020 and 2030, and sharply reduce the nation's productivity. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be reduced by $676.8 billion in 2020, accounting for 3.6 percent of U.S. productivity. 

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