Standards

Wyoming DEQ Sets Rules to Lower Oil, Gas Emissions

Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Thursday finalized new standards aimed at reducing emissions from new and modified oil and natural gas facilities in the state.

January 2, 2019
California Extends Fuel Standards, 2030 Carbon Reduction Goals

California Extends Fuel Standards, 2030 Carbon Reduction Goals

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) extended the state’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to 2030, increasing the carbon reduction goal from 10% to 20%. CARB said the amendments were needed to “make the program more versatile and comprehensive” for fighting climate change.

October 3, 2018

PDC Facing Joint Colorado-Federal Lawsuit Over Storage Tank Emissions

In a new page in the Trump administration’s playbook of regulatory rollbacks, the Department Justice (DOJ), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Colorado are claiming Denver-based PDC Energy Inc. illegally emitted emissions from storage tanks.

June 27, 2017
EDF Calls For Expanding Clean Car Standards as EPA Review Nears

EDF Calls For Expanding Clean Car Standards as EPA Review Nears

The Obama administration’s upcoming review of 2017-2025 model year light-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and emission standards needs to be reaffirmed and continued, representatives from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) said Monday.

July 12, 2016
Tougher Fuel Rules to Hurt NatGas Vehicle Use, EIA Report Says

Tougher Fuel Rules to Hurt NatGas Vehicle Use, EIA Report Says

A second phase of fuel-saving requirements for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDV) will reduce diesel fuel use and will also discourage switching to natural gas and other alternative transportation fuels, according to a report released by the Energy Information Agency (EIA).

June 28, 2016
Standard & Poor’s Downgrades West Virginia Bond Rating on Bleak Commodities Outlook

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades West Virginia Bond Rating on Bleak Commodities Outlook

The downturn in oil, gas and coal markets continues to strain West Virginia’s financial status, as Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered the state’s general obligation debt and bond ratings last week, citing the energy sector’s weak outlook and the revenue shortfalls it has created in the state budget.

April 25, 2016
Standard & Poor’s Downgrades West Virginia Bond Rating on Bleak Commodities Outlook

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades West Virginia Bond Rating on Bleak Commodities Outlook

The downturn in oil, gas and coal markets continues to strain West Virginia’s financial status, as Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered the state’s general obligation debt and bond ratings last week, citing the energy sector’s weak outlook and the revenue shortfalls it has created in the state budget.

April 25, 2016

Colorado Lawmakers Want to Halt Tougher Federal Ozone Standard

State legislators spoke out against new, more stringent federal ozone standards as a prelude to a stakeholder meeting held Thursday in Denver by Colorado air pollution officials who are focused on implementing the older, 2008 ozone standard by 2017. Government and business officials in the state are lined up strongly opposed to the tougher requirement.

March 21, 2016

Shippers Protest REX’s Proposal to Delay Capacity Release Standards

A recent request to FERC by Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) for an extension of time to implement portions of its Capacity Release Standards should not be permitted due to “the broad effect such a delayed implementation would have on the natural gas industry,” according to a quintet of shippers.

February 24, 2016

PGE’s Oregon Gas-Fired Plant Back On Track, CEO Says

A proposal in the Oregon legislature (HB 4036) advocating clean electricity could alter the state’s natural gas-fired generation, and a troubled gas-fired plant under construction in the state is back on track and should open later this year, Portland General Electric (PGE) CEO Jim Piro said Friday.

February 17, 2016
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