EIA Estimates 2% Rise in 2013 Energy-Related Emissions

EIA estimates a two percent increase in 2013 energy-related emissions over 2012 due to increased coal-fired electricity generation. On January 13, 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report estimating that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 were approximately two percent above 2012 levels mainly due to a slight increase in the use...

House Passes Bill to Increase State Authority in Hazardous Waste Cleanup

The 2013 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act would reform Superfund hazardous waste cleanup regulations by increasing state participation in imposing remediation provisions. On January 9, 2014, the House of Representatives approved the 2013 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act (H.R. 2279) aimed to increase the role of states in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund hazardous...