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[caption id="attachment_738" align="alignnone" width="201"] Booming U.S. oil production brings increased concerns about environmental compliance[/caption] The production of oil and gas has increased dramatically in the United States during the past few years, generating a rare sense of optimism about the economy but also growing concerns about...

  [caption id="attachment_700" align="alignnone" width="300"] Companies face new environmental compliance and permitting requirements[/caption] President Obama made a splash earlier this year when he announced that his administration would use its existing authority under the Clean Air Act to implement new restrictions on carbon emissions from power plants...

 "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its third year of greenhouse gas data detailing carbon pollution emissions and trends broken down by industrial sector, greenhouse gas, geographic region, and individual facility.  The data, required to be collected annually by Congress, highlight a decrease in...

Lawmakers may have adopted a more optimistic tone about ongoing negotiations in recent days, but it remains unclear when they will be able to reach a comprehensive agreement to reopen the government. This has led to some speculation that the implementation of regulations—including new Clean Air...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently developed a draft rule that would clarify the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) over streams and wetlands connected to downstream waters. The agency has said that its main goal is to provide increased certainty for stakeholders in...

Public officials throughout the Southeast are warning residents to exercise caution as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast. According to the National Hurricane Center, the system could be near hurricane strength when it makes landfall. Some areas remained under a hurricane watch going into the weekend...

Under the Clean Water Act, farmers are required to maintain procedures, methods and equipment to prevent discharges of oil and contain any spills that occur. The specific requirements applicable to U.S. farmers are spelled out in the final version of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)...

Oil and gas companies will dramatically increase the amount of money they spend to address environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues over the course of the next two decades, according to a report from Lux Research. In "Using Technology to Drive Improvements in Health, Safety, and...