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EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-publishes-21st-annual-us-greenhouse-gas-inventory

Agency press release summarizing results of report.  Inventory shows a 9% drop in U.S. emissions since 2005 and a 1% increase in GHG emissions in 2014 over 2013.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2014

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/usinventoryreport.html

Annual report on U.S. emissions and removals by source, economic sector, and greenhouse gas.  Provides separate links to different sections of 2014 report.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update, July 2014 Through June 2015 Average

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/cesmy_04152016.pdf

Reports that average consumer expenditures were up 5.9% compared with the 2013-2014 midyear average.  Average incomes also increased by 6.6%.  Covers average household expenditures by specific categories.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

(education     energy     food/nutrition     health/medical     housing/homelessness     prices/inflation     statistics     transportation)

Options for Increasing Federal Income From Crude Oil and Natural Gas on Federal Lands

Categories: Energy,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51421-oil_and_gas_options.pdf

Analyzes how the federal government manages access to oil and natural gas on federal lands and presents eight policy options designed to increase federal income from oil and gas leasing without significantly reducing production.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(energy     federal/state relations     govt finance     taxes)

Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

http://www.bsee.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/final-well-control-rule/

Text of 500+ page final rule relating to the risk of offshore oil or gas blowouts such as the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.  The final rule covers all aspects of well control, including design requirements and operational procedures for well control equipment used in offshore oil and gas drilling operations.  From the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of the Interior Department

 

Well Control Final Rule Fact Sheet

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/FACT%20SHEET-%20Well%20Control%20Final%20Rule%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Lists the major requirements in a final regulation designed to correct the problems that led to the Deep Water Horizon tragedy.  From the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of the Interior Department

 

U. S. Carbon Dioxide Emission Trends and the Role of the Clean Power Plan

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44451.pdf

Discusses an EPA regulation, known as the Clean Power Plan, which is designed to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emission levels from existing electric power plants.  Recently such emissions have dropped due primarily to a decrease in coal’s contribution and an increase in natural gas’s contribution to electricity generation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Transportation in the United States: Highlights from 2015 2015 Transportation Statistics Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/TITUS_2015.pdf

Presents a 30 page summary of the complete 2015 annual report.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

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