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Heartland Launches Campaign To Persuade EPA To Reverse GHG Finding

The Heartland Institute is launching a plan to persuade the Trump EPA to revoke the landmark Obama-era finding that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare -- a radical but necessary step to shield the coal industry from any climate controls, according to a senior fellow with the free-market group that dismisses mainstream climate science.
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The California air board is directing its staff to launch a rulemaking to comply with a state appellate court decision over its “re-adopted” low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), after a lower court recently issued an order providing more specifics about how the board must assess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from biodiesel in its environmental review of the program.

While touting the success of California's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and the fact that major utilities are on track to meet 2020 and 2030 requirements, energy regulators are outlining current and future challenges facing the program and potential solutions.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is “freezing out” technical input from his Office of Transportation & Air Quality (OTAQ) as the agency reopens Obama-era greenhouse rules for heavy-duty trucks and passenger cars, according to sources who fear the agency's vast engineering expertise on emissions controls it has built up over decades could be marginalized.