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The Keystone XL Pipeline Controversy

access  crude oil  ghg  greenhouse gas emissions  keystone xl  keystone xl pipeline  oil pipeline  oil sands  pipeline expansion  state department 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2010

The debate over oil sands has taken a new political twist with a U.S. Senator asking whether the State Department will fairly consider a pipeline expansion project that could bring more Canadian crude oil to the United States. 

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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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Please Turn Out the Lights

domestic energy  energy policy  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  moratorium  ozone standard  epa standards  national ambient air quality standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 5, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with proposals that could sound the death knell for millions of jobs across the country. We've already told you about the potentially disastrous effects of the EPA's proposed ozone standard and its plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but there's more--much more. 

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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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EPA's Latest GHG Maneuver

air quality  clean air act  congress  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 13, 2010

The regulators are coming. They are marching into your communities and into your local businesses. They are usurping the rights of state governments. And they are trying to change the nation's primary clean air law to make it suit their purposes.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 111 - Myths and Regulations Surrounding Air Quality

air quality  clean air act  emissions  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 29, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Rich Trzupek, a principal consultant at Mostardi Platt Environmental, about the myths and regulations surrounding air quality in the United States and how both affect the economy.

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Climate Concerns Delay Onshore Leases

blm  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  onshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 12, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is delaying an April 13 oil and natural gas lease sale covering 91,000 acres in Montana, and North and South Dakota to study energy development's climate impact. The decision follows a legal settlement we mentioned in March, in which environmentalists challenged the lease sale under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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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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