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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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API Challenges New Ozone Standard

air quality  energy policy  epa  fuel  ozone  no2 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 14, 2010

API and another trade association have filed documents against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new short-term nitrogen dioxide (NO2) standard.

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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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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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Clean Diesel in Your Tank

air quality  environmental protection agency  epa  fuel  gasoline  ulsd  ultra low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2010

The most massive fuel transition ever attempted in the United States has been occurring quite smoothly over the past few years without so much as a hiccup. It is the slow and steady movement from Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel that started in 2006 and will continue through 2014.

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The E15 Debate

air quality  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  gasoline  gasoline blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to increase the percentage of ethanol than can be placed in gasoline. At present, ethanol blends of up to 10 percent are permissible, and studies are underway to determine whether more ethanol can be added without causing harm to vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and air quality. 

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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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