Install Scrubbers or Switch to Natural Gas EPA Tells Okla Coal Plant Operators

A Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) proposed on Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asks three Oklahoma coal-fired power plant operators to install technology or switch to natural gas to control air emissions. The agency said the plants, built more than 30 years ago, did not meet regional haze requirements under the Clean Air […]

EPA Expands Climate Agenda to the Current Fleet of Power Plants and Refineries

EPA Expands Climate Agenda to the Current Fleet of Power Plants and Refineries By Marlo Lewis one day before the Yuletide season, when members of Congress, the media, and Tea Party activists are least likely to watchdog the federal bureaucracy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced rulemakings to establish New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) […]

Court Denies EPA Extension for MACT Boiler Rules

Court Denies EPA Extension for MACT Boiler Rules A federal district court judge on Thursday sided with environmental groups in a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and gave the Obama administration only 30 extra days to issue Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules for large and small boilers, and solid waste and sewage […]

EPA Defers GHG Permitting for Carbon-Emitting Biomass Sources by Three Years

EPA Defers GHG Permitting for Carbon-Emitting Biomass Sources by Three Years Greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for carbon dioxide as they apply to biomass-fired and other biogenic sources of power will be deferred three years so that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could have enough time to better weigh the issue, the federal agency announced […]

EPA, CARB Verify Capabilities Of Miratech V-Cat

Two environmental agencies have verified the capabilities of the Miratech V-Cat diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified that the Miratech V-Cat meets the requirements of the 40 CFR 1042 Marine Rebuild rule for Electro Motive Diesel 710-series engines. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has also verified the emissions-level […]

Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions

Methane To Markets Partnership Spurs GHG Reductions The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that shows the international Methane to Markets (M2M) Partnership has significantly reduced methane emissions. In 2008, U.S.-supported M2M projects delivered methane emissions reductions of more than 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, roughly the annual greenhouse […]