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Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: Manufacturer Performance Report for the 2013 Model Year

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/420r15008a.pdf

Industry compliance in model year 2013 was better than required by the 2013 greenhouse gas emission standards.  The report presents detailed information about how individual  firms are complying with GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Analyze Trends: Drinking Water Dashboard

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://echo.epa.gov/trends/comparative-maps-dashboards/drinking-water-dashboard

Provides an overview of the Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory activities of EPA and information about which public water systems are regulated, how many have been inspected, how many have failed inspections, and how many have returned to compliance.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2013

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/TSAR_2013.pdf

Presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the U.S. transportation system.  Covers passenger travel, freight movement, safety and accidents, energy use, and environmental impacts.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment: Draft for Public Comment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/09/fact-sheet-us-caricom-summit-deepening-energy-cooperation

This scientific assessment reviews new literature on the impacts of climate change on human health in the U.S. including temperature related death and illness, air quality, vectorborne disease, water problems, food safety, extreme weather and mental health.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

State Water Resources Plan

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterSupplyWaterQuantity/WaterSupplyPlanning/StateWaterPlan.aspx

The first comprehensive water supply plan for the state of Virginia that incorporates locally-developed water supply plans.   Open for public comment until May 8, 2015.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Fact Sheet: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCC

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/31/fact-sheet-us-reports-its-2025-emissions-target-unfccc

Describes the U.S. plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions as presented to the UN and the previous actions of the Obama administration to assist in meeting the target.  From the White House

 

INDCs as Communicated by Parties

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx

Website which contains the plans submitted to the UN by various nations (and the European Commission) spelling out their goals for reducing greenhouse gas pollution.  From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

United States Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC ) [Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions]

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,United Nations

http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/United%20States%20of%20America/1/U.S.%20Cover%20Note%20INDC%20and%20Accompanying%20Information.pdf

Describes the formal U.S. plan, presented to the United Nations, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below its 2005 level by 2025.  From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

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