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Finding that Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Cause or Contribute to Air Pollution that May Reasonably be Anticipated to Endanger Public Health and Welfare

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www3.epa.gov/otaq/documents/aviation/aircraft-ghg-fr-2016-07-25.pdf

Text of the final rule which finds that elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger public health and welfare and that emissions from certain classes of aircraft engines are contributing to the pollution.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Determines that Aircraft Emissions Contribute to Climate Change Endangering Public Health and the Environment

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-determines-aircraft-emissions-contribute-climate-change-endangering-public-health

Press release explaining the EPA determination that emissions from large commercial jets contribute to GHG pollution and climate change.  The next step will be to develop aircraft engine emission standards.  From the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

June Marks 14 Consecutive Months of Record Heat for the Globe

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

http://www.noaa.gov/june-marks-14-consecutive-months-record-heat-globe

Press release on the record high global temperatures in June, the highest in 137 years of record keeping.  The year to date temperatures also broke the previous record set in 2015.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Draft Technical Assessment Report: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2022-2025

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/rulemaking/pdf/cafe/Draft-TAR-Final.pdf

1200+ page report on progress made toward achieving corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) and greenhouse gas emission standards established in 2012 legislation for cars and light trucks by 2025.  Provides first technical assessment of technologies available to meet these standards and differing compliance pathways.  Also includes a 13 page summary of the major points.  From the National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation … Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/nhtsa-CAFE-draft-TAR-07182016

Press release explaining the process of trying to upgrade fuel economy and emissions standards to reach a goal of 54.5 miles per gallon for the overall average for cars and light trucks by 2025.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Waste Management

https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/atw/landfill/landfills-nsps-2060-am08-final-signature.pdf

Text of final rules designed to reduce emissions of methane gas from municipal solid waste landfills.  The agency expects the rules to reduce methane emissions by 334,000 tons per year beginning in 2025.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Issues Final Actions to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-issues-final-actions-cut-methane-emissions-municipal-solid-waste-landfills

Agency press release explaining the nature and purpose of new regulations relating to reduction of methane gas emissions from municipal solid waste landfills.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/indicators-modelling-outlooks/Policy-Highlights-Economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-web.pdf

Summarizes the major findings of the lengthy study of air pollution and its economic consequences as ten bullet points.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

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