Leading gas companies already meet EPA’s ‘fracking’ air pollution standards

April 18, 2012 by  
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The EPA just announced new regulations to curb the air pollution associated with the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells. Many companies, such as Southwestern Energy, already meet the new rules.

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US Requires New Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses

August 15, 2011 by  
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Along with the recent announcement of increased efficiency standards for cars , the US government is also, for the first time, setting efficiency standards for trucks and buses and other heavy-duty vehicles which have previously not had an efficiency standard. The new regulations apply to three categories of vehicles (combination tractors (semi-trucks); vocational vehicles (such as transit buses); and heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans) and take effect beginning in 2014 and run through 2018. Under these new requirements, national oil consumption is expected to decrease by 530 million barrels. The program is also expected to provide a savings of $50 billion in benefits to vehicle owners. Furthermore, by the 2018 model year, specific program goals call for semi trucks to be 20% more efficient than current levels, and heavy-duty pickups and vans are to be 15% more efficient, while vocational vehicles to be 10% more efficient. As was the case with the recent automotive standards, these new truck and heavy-duty standards have also been generally well accepted by the industry.

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Russia Restricts Oil Exploration To Protect Critically Endangered Grey Whales

May 31, 2011 by  
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photo: John Bruckman / Creative Commons A hopeful update to a story TreeHugger has written about for nearly a year: Critically endangered Western grey whales , threatened by oil exploration near Sakhalin Island , have been granted a reprieve of sorts. Under new regulations enacted by the Russian government explo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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50,000 MW of Nation’s Dirtiest Coal Plants Could be Shut Down

December 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Richard Harrison , Geograph, CC The EPA is planning on increasing the pollution controls on coal plants — a move that is being fought tooth and nail by industry and the politicians who support it. And they’re fighting for good reason: The new regulations, which, among other things, will clamp down on the amount of toxic pollution (sulfur dioxide, mercury, etc) coal plants can emit, will likely cause a massive wave of coal plant closures -… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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