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EPA Issues Proposed MACT Standards for Industrial Boilers

By Mack McGuffey, Troutman Sanders LLP On April 29, 2010, EPA issued its long-awaited proposal for a new Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for industrial boilers. The rule, if finalized as proposed, will impose stringent emission limits and monitoring requirements on over 10,000...

Trees damaged by bark beetles slow their uptake of CO2 for up to a century

As noted in prior posts, bark beetles damage large forest areas, often killing or causing the death of 50% to 80% of mature trees. As these trees decompose, they release CO2, adding to the atmospheric burden of GHG's. New research has identified additional climate repercussions from beetle outbreaks...

Marten Law: Under Attack, EPA Defers Greenhouse Gas Permitting for Biomass Projects

By Dustin Till, Associate, Marten Law Group PLLC "With its greenhouse gas regulatory program under attack from Congress, and facing significantly reduced funding for climate change programs, EPA has proposed new rules that will temporarily defer-and possibly exempt-greenhouse gas permitting...