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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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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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Recognizing Environmental Gains

climate  climate legislation  epa  gallup poll  ghg  global warming  greenhouse gases  Jack Gerard  ghg mitigation technologies 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 26, 2010

Each week the National Journal's Energy and Environment blog poses a question and invites a select group of authorities to respond. The question for the week asked about a Gallup Poll showing that Americans are less concerned about the environment than at any time in the past 20 years. 

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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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Opposition Grows to GHG Regulation by EPA

clean air act  energy policy  epa  ghg  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 5, 2010

This week, three more members of Congress introduced legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. As one sponsor Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) said, the regulations "will undo any positive things that we can do for our economy." (AP

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Pew: Economy, Jobs Are the Top Priorities

domestic energy  epa  ghg 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 26, 2010

With the legislative agenda apparently changing in the U.S. Senate, it appears that climate legislation proponents are looking for ways to enact a greenhouse gas (GHG) measure by adding it to a jobs bill. According to the Houston Chronicle today, the Senate is expected to take up a jobs-creation package soon, following the House's passage of a $154 billion measure last month.

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