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<> A Shared Commitment: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security – U.S. EPA announces today's release of the status report to the President, entitled Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, summarizes the Working Group's progress, focusing on actions to date, findings and lessons learned, challenges, and short and long-term priority actions.
<> World Environment Day - World Environment Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 5, 2014 The United States is proud to mark World Environment Day and this year we are especially focused on the unique. . .
<> GAO-14-499, Fusion Energy: Actions Needed to Finalize Cost and Schedule Estimates for U.S. Contributions to an International Experimental Reactor, June 05, 2014 - Since the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Agreement was signed in 2006, the Department of Energy's (DOE) estimated cost for the U.S. portion of ITER has grown by almost $3 billion. . .
<> The Year of Concentrating Solar Power: Five New Plants to Power America with Clean Energy - The Year of Concentrating Solar Power: Five New Plants to Power America with Clean Energy Learn about a new report that explains why 2014 is the year for concentrating solar power in the U.S.
<> Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act - Landing page summary: The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration respectfully requests that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency extend the comment period for the proposed rule Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act. . .
- Breaking Down the Economics of Obama's Waters of the U.S. Rule – Information from the Senate GOP Environment and Public Works Committee
Landing page summary: The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration respectfully requests that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extend comment period. . .
<> Sen. Murkowski: EPA Power Plant Rule Threatens Reliability of Electricity Grid - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today said the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) unilateral effort to bypass Congress and impose climate regulations on the economy threatens the reliability and. . .
<> EPA Carbon Standard Opens the Door for Renewables, Now States Must Take Them over the Threshold - But in order to keep the U.S. moving toward a truly low-carbon economy, states must seize the opportunity and make renewables a cornerstone of their compliance plans.
<> The Energy Collective Analyzes EPA's Power Plant Carbon Regulations [VIDEO] - On Monday, the EPA unveiled an historic proposal to cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. The ambitious and flexible proposed regulations would see each state develop. . .
<> U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 3, 2014 - According to the June 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 37.3% of the contiguous U.S. . .
<> Fuel economy of new vehicles at highest mark ever - Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. set another record high last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
<> Dragun Corporation Environmental Blog - Highlights Patrick Moore, founder of Greenpeace, on where greens went badly wrong.
<> We are all Forest Defenders: CIEL launches key rights tools for YOU to push for stronger international policy on REDD+ - Allie Silverman, Staff Attorney, Climate & Energy Program. When you work on international environmental law and policy issues as I do, it can sometimes be challenging. . .
<> REPORT: Carbon Majors Funding Loss and Damage - The world's top-emitting companies should be made accountable for their role in global warming and pay for the loss and damage suffered in many developing countries according to a new report by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Climate Justice Programme.
Federal Register Highlights
The following is an alert of Environmental Federal Register announcements that may be of interest for: Friday, June 6, 2014. (Click here to access today's complete Federal Register index with links to complete announcements).
1. Nothing We're Tracking Today (click for the complete Energy & EPA announcements)