Monthly Archives: September 2017

Emmett Clinic Releases Citizen Scientist Manual

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is pleased to share our Manual for Citizen Scientists Starting or Participating in Data Collection and Environmental Monitoring Projects. We developed this manual to support people who are researching and responding to public health and environmental concerns. Whether collecting, generating, analyzing, or distributing information, citizens from all backgrounds […]

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The Social Cost of Carbon

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters A “social cost of carbon” is a powerful tool. It helps agencies better consider the costs that carbon emissions impose on society, and calculate the benefit of reducing pollution. […]

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Oil and Gas 111b Methane Rule

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters Natural gas is composed almost entirely of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Earlier Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards indirectly limited methane pollution from new natural gas wells and some […]

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New Source Performance Standards

  The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters This rule, also known as “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Power Plants,” regulates carbon pollution from new or refurbished power plants. […]

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Municipal Solid Waste Landfill New Source Performance Standards

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters When the waste in landfills decomposes, methane, carbon dioxide, and other often toxic gases are released. These rules require emissions reductions from municipal landfills, targeting the powerful greenhouse gas […]

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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters MATS limits the amount of mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin that ends up in the water and soil, and concentrates up […]

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Chesapeake Bay and Nonpoint Source Programs / TMDLs

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the US. Pollution from agriculture and urban runoff has impaired Chesapeake water quality, damaging its fisheries and recreational and natural value. […]

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Energy Efficiency Standards

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters The Department of Energy (DOE) sets energy efficiency standards for many consumer products. This reduces the energy use, cost, and greenhouse gas emissions of appliances sold in the US. […]

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Montreal Protocol Hydroflourocarbons Agreement

The Environmental Policy Initiative is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.  Why it Matters Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were thought to be an acceptable substitute for ozone layer-depleting chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), which the Montreal Protocol sought to phase out. But it is now understood that HFCs […]

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Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Rules and Guidance

Drilling rules and guidance are being reconsidered. DOI has noticed an ongoing opportunity to comment on its regulatory reform efforts. Not all the rules below are open for comment on an individual basis, but the public can submit comments under the general regulatory reform notice.

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