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Heavy-duty Truck “Glider Kit” Rule – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Glider rule, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History In 2011, EPA and NHTSA published Phase 1 regulations, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. All gliders were exempt from NHTSA’s Phase […]

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards / Greenhouse Gas Standards – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on CAFE and GHG standards, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On October 15, 2012 EPA published a final rule setting greenhouse gas standards for passenger cars, for model years 2017-2025, and NHTSA set fuel economy standards for 2017-2021 and forecast standards […]

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Dakota Access Pipeline – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Dakota Access pipeline, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History In March and April 2016, three federal agencies – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation – asked the Army […]

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Bristol Bay Pebble Deposit – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on Bristol Bay, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Pebble Limited Partnership’s parent company, purchased the mineral rights of and began exploring the Pebble deposit in the early 2000s. On May 21, 2010, EPA Region 10 (Pacific […]

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Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling – Regulatory Changes

Click here to return to our primary page on the Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Leasing, Rules and Guidance, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  June 19, 2017 – President Trump issued Executive Order 13840 rescinding and replacing Obama’s Ocean Policy (Executive Order 13547, July 19, 2010). The new order establishes […]

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Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling – Leasing Program

Click here to return to our primary page on the Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Leasing, Rules and Guidance, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  July 3, 2017 – BOEM / DOI published notice of the start of a public comment period soliciting information and documents to prepare an expanded 5-year leasing program for 2019-2024; comment […]

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Municipal Solid Waste Landfill New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Solid Waste NSPS rule, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On August 29, 2016 EPA finalized two rules targeting methane emissions from new and existing landfills (the New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines, respectively). They were scheduled to go into effect on October 28, 2016. […]

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Montreal Protocol Hydrofluorocarbons Kigali Agreement – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Kigali Agreement, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On July 20, 2015 EPA finalized a rule to reconsider a list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting chemicals, saying “Global warming potential (GWP) is one of several criteria EPA considers in […]

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Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and Section 126 Petitions – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the CSAPR, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History A downwind state can file a section 126 petition asking the EPA to regulate pollution from sources in another state, when that pollution is impairing interstate air quality. EPA has 60 days […]

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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on MATS, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On February 16, 2012 EPA issued the final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Industry groups and several states challenged the rule. —Michigan v. EPA, No. 14-46 (lead case) (D.C. Cir.) On June 29, […]

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