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Monday, July 27, 2015
Within a period of less than 6 months, the EPA is expected to issue four major rules that, the Agency says, will have extraordinary benefits for the environment and public health. Business representatives respond that the four actions will also have powerful direct, indirect, and interrelated negative consequences for the U.S. economy.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Clean Air Act’s (CAA) Risk Management Program (RMP, 40 CFR Part 68) is working. The number of accidents at chemical facilities is down by almost half since compliance with the RMP was required in 1999.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
In December 2008, the EPA issued a rule that exempted some farms from requirements under two federal laws to report air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste when those releases equaled or exceeded their reportable quantities (RQ).
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The stream protection rule (SPR), as yet a nonexistent federal regulation that has not even been proposed, has still stirred intense resentment among coal-mining states. The primary disagreement is the degree to which the Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has engaged the states in the development of an environmental impact statement (EIS).
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico tested the ability of government and the private sector to respond to an environmental disaster that was unprecedented in scope and complexity.
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