OMB greenlights bid to scrap Obama oil and gas guidelines
The White House Office of Management and Budget has cleared U.S. EPA's proposal to scrap pollution-reduction guidelines for existing oil and gas operations, setting the stage for the rollback of another piece of the Obama administration's environmental agenda.
EPA rejects Conn. bid for cleanup of Pa. plant's emissions
After taking almost two years to reach a decision, U.S. EPA has denied Connecticut's request for a crackdown on a southeastern Pennsylvania power plant accused of fostering compliance headaches downwind.
EPA delays comment deadline on proposed Okla. plan
U.S. EPA, in response to a request from several environmental groups, is adding about two weeks for public feedback on its proposed approval of Oklahoma's coal ash disposal permitting program.
Focus turns from cars to everyday product emissions — study
Regulators' success in curbing vehicle-related emissions carries a surprising flip side: Products like perfumes, paints and pesticides now rival cars and trucks as a source of volatile organic compounds in urban areas, researchers conclude in a study released today.
All states must track 'excess emissions' — study
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last August, some of the damage came in the form of largely unnoticed "excess" releases of almost 2,000 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other pollutants, according to a new study that argues the broader problem badly needs more attention.