Report: EPA’s Carbon Emissions Rule Will Not Mandate Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology

A report from Inside EPA ($) suggests that the agency appears to have dropped the carbon capture and storage (CCS) requirement in the draft for the final Carbon Pollution Standards, as has been rumored for some time. Falling under Section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act, this regulation would apply … »

Texas Legislature Preempts Denton Fracking Ban

Last November, citizens of Denton, TX voted via referendum to ban the oil and gas well stimulation technique commonly known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” The outcome was significant since the city sits on top of the Barnett shale play, the third largest onshore natural gas producing field in the … »

Member Post: Washington Models Culture of Women in Leadership

By: Washington State Senator Jan Angel Washington state has a long history of women in leadership. Before even reaching statehood, Washington was already pioneering women’s suffrage, boasting some of the most active and powerful women in the nation. It must be that pioneering spirit from those brave settlers who carved … »

EPA Encourages the Public to Specifically Submit Positive Comments

The New York Times has an article worth reading discussing EPA’s efforts to influence comments submitted to them by the public regarding the agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to redefine “Waters of the United States (WOTUS).” Notably, Gina McCarthy, administrator of EPA, went before a Senate committee earlier … »