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Thursday, May 26, 2016
On May 16, 2016, the D.C. Circuit Court announced cancellation of oral arguments in West Virginia v. EPA before a three-judge panel, originally scheduled for the first week of June, and rescheduled the arguments for the full (en banc) court on September 29, 2016.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Restoration of natural visibility in the nation’s premier national parks and wilderness areas (called Class I areas) has become yet another opportunity for conflict over who wields the true power under the Clean Air Act (CAA)—the EPA or the states.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The corrosivity standard the EPA established as one of four characteristics defining hazardous waste has been in place unchanged and fundamentally unchallenged since 1980.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The combustion of fossil fuels at electric power plants typically produces substances that may not be an objective of electricity generation, but the plant operators may sell or otherwise use them for a commercial benefit.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is a contemporary invention—developed in the 1970s and commercialized in the early 1990s—with both remarkable advantages over and risks not associated with standard alkaline batteries. Li-ion batteries contain flammable electrolytes not found in alkaline batteries and also have a higher energy density.
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