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US Says Cyberattacks Against Water Supplies are Rising, and Utilities Need to do More to Stop Them

About 70% of utilities inspected by federal officials over the last year violated standards meant to prevent breaches or other intrusions. read more >
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Strict New EPA Rules Would Force Coal-Fired Power Plants to Capture Emissions or Shut Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coal-fired power plants would be forced to capture smokestack emissions or shut down under a rule issued Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency. New limits on greenhouse […] read more >
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$62M Federal Grant Supports Rooftop Solar Market in Arkansas

The grant aims to advance affordable solar energy access for low-income and disadvantaged households. read more >
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The EPA is Again Allowing Summer Sales of Higher Ethanol Gasoline Blend, Citing Global Conflicts

The biofuels industry and politicians in the Midwestern states where ethanol is produced from corn praised the EPA’s decision. read more >
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EPA Sets Strict Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses in Bid to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles, an action that officials said will help clean up some of […] read more >
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Arkansas Midland Railroad Settles EPA’s Hazardous Waste Complaint for $910K

The agency said the railroad stored more than 750,000 gallons of highly flammable material at an unpermitted, unsecured facility in Hot Springs for two years. read more >
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EPA Tightens Limits on Chemical Used to Sterilize Medical Equipment, Citing Cancer Risk

The American Lung Association called the rule an important step forward to protect human health from cancer caused by ethylene oxide emissions. read more >
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State Awarded $53M for Water Infrastructure Projects

The funds from the EPA will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and water bodies across the state. read more >
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US Targets Oil and Natural Gas Industry With New Rule on Methane Emissions

The U.S. rule on methane emissions is part of a broader effort by the Biden administration that includes financial incentives to buy electric vehicles and upgrade infrastructure — spending that Harris said will total roughly $1 trillion over 10 years. read more >
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Biden Making $20B Available From ‘Green Bank’ for Clean Energy Projects

The investments follow a $7 billion Solar for All program launched last month for residential and community solar projects in low-income communities. read more >
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EPA Sets Stricter Limits on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigerators, Air Conditioners

The rule aligns with a 2020 law that calls for an 85% reduction in production and use of the climate-damaging chemicals by 2036. read more >
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Federal Appeals Court Stays EPA’s Rejection of Arkansas’ Ozone Plan

A 2015 EPA rule blocks states from adding to ozone pollution outside their boundaries. Last year the agency announced its plan to limit downwind pollution from power plants. read more >
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Supreme Court Limits Federal Power Over Wetlands, Boosts Property Rights Over Clean Water

It's the second decision in as many years in which a conservative majority of the court narrowed the reach of environmental regulations. read more >
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In Major Climate Step, EPA Proposes 1st Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants

If finalized, the proposed regulation would mark the first time the federal government has restricted carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. read more >
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Trucking Sector Balks At Emissions Timeline

The EPA’s Phase 3 proposal called for standards that would result in 35% of short-haul tractors and 25% of long-haul tractors being electric by 2032. read more >
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EPA Car Rule to Push Huge Increase in EV Sales

Proposed pollution limits would require at least 54% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be electric by 2030. read more >
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EPA ‘Neighbor’ Rule Cuts Downwind Pollution by Power Plants

The final rule will save thousands of lives, keep tens of thousands of people out of the hospital, prevent millions of asthma attacks and reduce sick days, according to the agency. read more >
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ABF Freight Faces $535K Penalty Over Clean Water Violations

The division of ArcBest voluntarily disclosed to the EPA that it had failed to obtain industrial stormwater permit coverage at multiple facilities. read more >
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Full Production at Envirotech Vehicles Osceola Plant Pushed to 2025Lock Icon

Envirotech Vehicles Inc. said it expected its first U.S. manufacturing plant, located in Osceola, to be finished this year. Now it's been delayed again to the spring of 2025. read more >
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Difficulty Measuring Methane Slows Plan to Slash Emissions

While scientists count it as progress that energy companies will eventually have to accurately measure emissions of the destructive gas, it seems doubtful that this can be achieved within a year, after which the government could fine companies for emitting too much methane. read more >