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EPA releases draft climate change adaptation implementation plans

The US Environmental Protection Agency released its draft climate change adaptation implementation plans for a 2-month public review. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 3, 2014.

Tesoro Logistics to restart North Dakota crude pipeline

Tesoro Logistics LP will restart its High Plains crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that has been shut down since Sept. 29 when a rupture and leak were discovered, the San Antonio pipeline master limited partnership announced.

Survey shows safety as top industry concern

Natural gas producers told pollsters in a survey earlier this year that safety was their top concern followed by environmental regulation and economic growth, said Black & Veatch’s 2013 Natural Gas Industry report covering North America.

Alberta bill creates environmental monitor

A bill introduced Oct. 28 in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta would create what sponsors call “an arm’s-length agency” to operate an environmental monitoring program working initially in the oil sands.

AAA, API ask EPA to lower 2014 ethanol mandates

The American Automobile Association has asked the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration to reduce ethanol mandates under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014 until more realistic targets can be established.

Congressmen ask OMB to finalize diesel in frac fluid rule

Two leading Democrats on the US House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the White House Office of Management and Budget to finalize permitting guidance covering diesel fuel use in hydraulic fracturing fluids that the US Environmental Protection Agency submitted in September.

EPA credits switches to gas for US power plants’ GHG reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions from US electric power plants declined 10% from 2010 to 2012 because of conversions to natural gas from coal and from slightly reduced demand, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.

API calls for more data to help shape next 5-year OCS plan

The American Petroleum Institute said it would like the administration of US President Barack Obama to gather information more quickly so it will be able to consider expanded oil and gas leasing on more of the US Outer Continental Shelf when it develops the next 5-year management program.

API to EPA: Expect suit if 2014 renewable fuel quotas are tardy

The American Petroleum Institute notified the US Environmental Protection Agency that it might sue if the federal environmental regulator fails to issue biomass-based diesel and renewable fuel requirements for 2014 on time.

SCOTUS to review EPA regs of stationary sources’ GHG emissions

The US Supreme Court agreed to review the US Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from refineries and other stationary sources. The American Petroleum Institute and American Petrochemical & Fuel Manufacturers applauded the move.

Australia needs to broaden its energy strategy, UQ professor says

A strategy that established renewable energy targets did not keep Australia from becoming as polarized—and paralyzed—as the US in the energy and climate-change debate, the director of the University of Queensland’s Energy Initiative told a Washington, DC, audience.

API urges EPA to withdraw its Tier 3 gasoline regulations

The American Petroleum Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its Tier 3 gasoline regulations because they are too costly, provide scant environmental benefits, and don’t allow enough time for them to be implemented reasonably.

AFPM sues EPA, seeks 2013 cellulosic ethanol quota waiver

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers legally challenged the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard with an Oct. 10 suit in federal appeals court for the District of Columbia.

Business leaders urge Obama to approve Keystone XL permit

Three major US business organizations sent a letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit.

Role of gas will be limited in climate-change battle, experts note

Natural gas potentially can help address global climate change, but its contributions will be limited, certain experts agreed.

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