Tagged with States

Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program [New York]

New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html  [site] http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/fsgeis2015.pdf [vol. 1] http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/fsgeis2015rtcfull.pdf [vol. 2] [Rochester Democrat and Chronicle] Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration Wednesday released a years-in-the-making environmental review that lays the groundwork for prohibiting large-scale hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The state Department of Environmental Conservation released a final version of the roughly 2,000-page document, … Continue reading

Multistate Coordination Resources for Clean Power Plan Compliance

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners | Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council http://www.naruc.org/Grants/Documents/Multistate%20111d%20Coordination.pdf [Power Mag]  The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council have released a resource guide to help states overcome institutional barriers and coordinate on Clean Power Plan compliance. The Multistate Coordination Resources for Clean Power Plan … Continue reading

Advanced Clean Transit Proposal for May 2015 Workshops [Discussion Document]

California Air Resources Board http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/bus/actdiscussiondocument.pdf [Green Car Congress] The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted a discussion document for upcoming workshops on the development of the Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation. The proposed Advanced Clean Transit regulation will consider strategies to achieve additional criteria pollutant emissions reductions from transit fleets and to accelerate purchases … Continue reading

Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy: Concept Paper

California Air Resources Board http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/shortlived/concept_paper.pdf [Green Car Congress]  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released, for public review, a concept paper to initiate discussion on the development of a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy. Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) include methane, tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and fluorinated gases. They are powerful climate forcers that remain in … Continue reading

Exploring and Evaluating Modular Approaches to Multi-State Compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan in the West

Cadmus for the Western Interstate Energy Board http://bit.ly/1EdzIMf [Climate Wire] States could benefit from a “modular” approach to regional coordination on the Clean Power Plan that would allow them to trade credits for renewable energy, energy efficiency and re-dispatch to natural gas, according to a report commissioned by the Western Interstate Energy Board. The study, … Continue reading

Spike in Fracking-Associated Air Pollutants Found Hundreds of Miles from Drilling Sites: UMaryland Study

Regional Air Quality Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Natural Gas Activity: Evidence from Ambient VOC Observations Atmospheric Environment v110 (2015, 144e150) / by Timothy Vinciguerra, et al. http://acmg.seas.harvard.edu/publications/aqast/articles/vinciguerra_etal_2015.pdf [Baltimore Sun] Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in … Continue reading

Budgeting for Disasters: Approaches to Budgeting for Disasters in Selected States

Government Accountability Office http://gao.gov/products/GAO-15-424 The 10 selected states in GAO’s review—Alaska, California, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Vermont, and West Virginia—had established budget mechanisms to ensure the availability of funding for the immediate costs of unforeseen disasters and the ongoing costs of past disasters. All 10 states provided disaster funds at the … Continue reading

Clean Jobs Missouri: Sizing Up Missouri’s Clean Jobs Base and Its Potential

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) | MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) http://cleanenergyworksforus.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/FINAL.LR_.MissouriJobsReport_15014.pdf [Kansas City Star] …A new report from E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) shows that nearly 40,000 people in more than 4,400 establishments in the state are employed in green sectors of the economy. “This number is roughly double Iowa’s clean energy and … Continue reading