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Announcing the agenda for Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals presented by TechCrunch

Here at TechCrunch, we’re big fans of startup competitions. From our Extra Crunch Live Pitch-offs all the way up to the world-famous Disrupt Startup Battlefield, we can’t get enough of ’em. So we’re hooking up with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to present the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals, a startup competition focused on powering a more sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and healthy world. Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest transformative tech startup competition and forum f...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Tech, United States, Private Equity, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, GreenTech, Ion, Union Square Ventures, Agtech, Startup Company, Healthtech

Refinery that rained oil on neighborhoods is shutting down

The Limetree Bay oil refinery in St. Croix said it would close indefinitely, citing "severe financial constraints" a month after the Environmental Protection Agency ordered an emergency shutdown of the plant, calling it an "imminent and substantial endangerment" to public health on the island.
Tags: News, Stories, Environmental Protection Agency, St Croix, Limetree Bay

St. Croix refinery that rained oil on neighborhoods is shutting down indefinitely

The Limetree Bay oil refinery in St. Croix said it would close indefinitely, citing "severe financial constraints" a month after the Environmental Protection Agency ordered an emergency shutdown of the plant, calling it an "imminent and substantial endangerment" to public health on the island.
Tags: Cnn, Environmental Protection Agency, St Croix, Limetree Bay

EPA Chief Reinstates Science Advisory Board He Dismantled

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity” at the agency.
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Democratic legislators express concern about possibly easing “burden” on oil refiners

In Washington, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a letter with 15 bicameral colleagues – including Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) – to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Economic Council (NEC) expressing concern about reports that the Biden administration is considering several options to exempt oil refiners of their obligations under the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The legislators noted that these proposals “all unjustifiably waive Clean Air Act compliance ...
Tags: Washington, NEC, Policy, Amy Klobuchar, Epa, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Environmental Protection Agency, Ron Wyden, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow, Richard Durbin, Tina Smith, National Economic Council NEC, Cheri Bustos

EPA Holds Public Meeting on Former Copper Mine Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an online public meeting Thursday about the cleanup of a former copper mine in Strafford.
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WeRunFar Profile: Andrew Todd

The post WeRunFar Profile: Andrew Todd appeared first on iRunFar. You might have heard of Flyathlon, an annual trail running series organized by the nonprofit Running Rivers that combines fly fishing, camaraderie, fundraising, and microbrews. Based in Colorado and Iowa, Flyathlon race routes follow a waterway where participants stop at any point in the run to fish. At the race’s end, they submit a photo of their catch for an opportunity to win an award like Biggest and Smallest Fish. Or, if you’...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Montana, Massachusetts, Sport, Hawaii, Iowa, Running, New Mexico, Boulder, Kate, Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Yeti, Steamboat Springs, Big Island

EPA seen publishing lower 2021 and 2022 RVOs to help oil refiners battle high RIN prices

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the Biden Administration is exploring lower biofuel blending volumes for 2021 and 2022 in an effort to help oil refiners that have been suffering from high RIN prices that have reached as much as $2 each recently. With the suggested blending mandates expected to be published by the Environmental Protection Agency, the proposal is likely to come after the Supreme Court makes its ruling on EPA policy to determine who does and does not get a small refiner exemp...
Tags: Supreme Court, Washington, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington Bloomberg, RIN prices, Biden Administration

Biden under pressure to provide refiners relief from high RIN prices

In Washington, Reuters reports that although the Biden Administration has so far worked to roll back Trump era Small Refinery Exemptions to the delight of the ethanol industry, sources say the President is under pressure from Senators, especially those from Delaware, and labor unions to provide relief to refineries suffering from high RIN prices. RIN prices reached a whopping $2 last Thursday but have since eased. The two Democratic Senators from Delaware recently met with the Environmental Prot...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Biden, Environmental Protection Agency, Delaware, RIN, Trump, Reuters, Biden Administration

Long advocacy slog ends with smiles as SW Capitol Highway project breaks ground

SW Capitol Highway looking north early Sunday morning after a rain.(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) Construction on the $27.5 M SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland Project begins today. The project will bring protected bike lanes, sidewalks, new crossings, upgraded stormwater management and water pipes to this key north-south corridor through southwest Portland. The project was conceived in 1993 when neighborhood advocate Marianne Fitzgerald mailed a type-written lette...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Environmental Protection Agency, Bes, Lyons, Fitzgerald, Southwest Portland, TriMet, Steve Novick, Earl Blumenauer, Hillsdale, Red Electric, Mike Jordan

Patio Dining Post-Pandemic: How to Get Your Restaurant Up and Running

The restaurant industry is among those hit the hardest by the global pandemic. As food businesses were forced to close their dining rooms and revenues started to drop when COVID-19 hit, operators experienced catastrophic losses and faced many hurdles to survive. The unprecedented effects of the restaurant closures rippled through the whole economy, with millions of employees finding themselves out of work. Even when COVID-19 restrictions have slowly been easing, the restaurant dining landscape a...
Tags: Business, Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Right Now, Charlie, COVID, Develop Specific Health Safety, Food Business Restaurants, Christopher Lao

Morning Memo: Enough With The Theater Of Bipartisanship On Infrastructure Already

Here are the stories that caught our attention. Democrats Are Getting Tired Of Anemic Negotiations With Republicans Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) told CNN Wednesday evening that it's time to pull the plug on the fruitless talks with Republicans on Biden's sweeping infrastructure plan. "At the end of the day, if we can't get the Republicans on board, we need to move forward," he said. "And my view is that time has come." Other Democrats have expressed similar frustrations. Rep. Alexandria...
Tags: News, Cnn, Canada, Gop, Arkansas, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Epa, Lgbtq, Keystone, Houston, Biden, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, Wuhan

Volkswagen U.S. CEO Meets With EPA Administrator on EVs

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's top U.S. executive met with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday...
Tags: David, Epa, Volkswagen, Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters Volkswagen AG

Recreational fishing licenses among bills signed to protect Hawaii's ocean, $9 for a loaf of bread highlights food supply chain upheaval, lawsuit filed over jail COVID conditions, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A wrasse swims over coral off Hawaii Island ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige signs 9 bills to commemorate World Oceans Day. To commemorate World Oceans Day on Tuesday, Gov. David Ige signed into law nine bills meant to preserve Hawaii’s marine resources which included those establishing fees targeted at visitors, recreational fishing licenses and additional protections for sharks. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Medicare, Environmental Protection Agency, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Lawrence, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hilo

​Researchers breed a fungus that kills mites to save bees

Honeybee colony collapse is due in part to Varroa mites that weaken honey bee immune systems. Chemicals that were once effective against the mites are no longer working as well.Researchers are stepping in with a newly cultured fungus that goes after the mites without bothering the bees. Honey bees are vitally important to agriculture — by some estimates, they're responsible for pollinating more than 80 crops, adding up to about one third of the crops that we eat. The USDA says they add at least...
Tags: Biology, Animals, Usda, Bees, Innovation, Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Insects, WSU, Paul Stamets, Colony Collapse, Honeybee, Star Trek Discovery, Washington State University WSU, Sammy Ramsey, Steve Sheppard

Sen. Ernst introduces Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act of 2021 

In Iowa, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of both the Senate Agriculture and Environment and Public Works Committees, is continuing her work for Iowa’s farmers and biofuel producers by helping to introduce bipartisan legislation to bring more transparency and predictability to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemption process. The bill would require small refineries to petition for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hardship exemptions by June 1st of each year, a chang...
Tags: Congress, Iowa, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, RFS, Sen Ernst, Fuels, Joni Ernst R Iowa, Senator Joni Ernst

California Urges EPA to Let State Set Car-Emissions Standard

Officials from California, New York and other states want the Environmental Protection Agency to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Tags: California, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, California New York

Sustainable Skies Act would provide subsidies for SAF blending

In Washington, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) introduced the Sustainable Skies Act, new legislation to fight carbon emissions and promote the transition to sustainable aviation fuel. The bill, co-led by Reps. Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Julia Brownley (CA-26), is supported at introduction by climate groups like the Environmental Defense Fund and the World Wildlife Fund, and by industry groups, like United Airlines, Airlines for America, LanzaJet, and the Airline Pilots Association. The bill is al...
Tags: Washington, Senate, Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Protection Agency, Rocky Mountain Institute, SAF, Dan Kildee, ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Sherrod Brown, Brad Schneider, Progressive Policy Institute, Julia Brownley, Airline Pilots Association, Sustainable Skies Act

Is Natural Gas (Mostly) Good for Global Warming?

Natural gas "creates less carbon emissions than the coal it replaces, but we have to find ways to minimize the leakage of methane." That's the opinion of Vaclav Smil, a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Manitoba and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, writing in IEEE's Spectrum (in an article shared by Slashdot reader schwit1): Natural gas is abundant, low-cost, convenient, and reliably transported, with low emissions and high combustion efficiency. Natural-gas-fired ...
Tags: Tech, Canada, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Royal Society, Gw, Slashdot, University of Manitoba, Vaclav Smil

EPA Restoring State and Tribal Power to Protect Waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency is restoring a rule that grants states and Native American tribes authority to block pipelines and other energy projects that can pollute rivers, streams and other waterways.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Restoring State, Tribal Power

Delta Air Lines stopped buying RINs as prices soar in hopes of securing waiver

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that Delta Air Lines has stopped buying RINs despite its growing $346 million liability for Monroe Energy—double its 2020 RIN purchase—because prices for credits are soaring and it hopes it can convince the Biden Administration to reduce its obligations. Merchant refiners like Monroe and others are seeking a temporary waiver form the Environmental Protection Agency due to the rising cost of RINs, saying that they jeopardize the economic viability of their facilit...
Tags: Pennsylvania, Environmental Protection Agency, RIN, Delta Air Lines, Reuters, Monroe, Fuels, Monroe Energy, Biden Administration

Report: EPA Officials Improperly Influenced Dicamba Decision

An internal Environmental Protection Agency report says agency officials during the Trump administration in 2018 improperly influenced a decision to re-approve use of dicamba, a herbicide blamed for crop damage in hundreds of lawsuits.
Tags: Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump

DOE researchers find corn ethanol reducing its GHG emissions

In Illinois, a study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory reveals that the use of corn ethanol is reducing the carbon footprint and diminishing greenhouse gases. The study, recently published in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, analyzes corn ethanol production in the United States from 2005 to 2019, when production more than quadrupled. Scientists assessed corn ethanol’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity (sometimes known as car...
Tags: California, Research, United States, Illinois, Environmental Protection Agency, DOE, Argonne, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Corn Ethanol

Refreshing unanimity in court’s interpretation of Superfund law

Just four weeks after hearing oral argument, the Supreme Court on Monday issued a refreshingly clear, unanimous decision in Guam v. United States. In an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court held that Guam could seek contribution from the U.S. Navy for the cost of cleaning up the Ordot Dump, a site on the island that the Navy created and used for decades. The case involved interpretation of the federal Superfund law, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Navy, United States, Epa, District Of Columbia, Environmental Protection Agency, Thomas, John Roberts, U S Navy, D C Circuit, Clarence Thomas, Guam, Samuel Alito

Unanimous court revives Guam’s Superfund claim against U.S. Navy

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Guam in its dispute with the federal government over the cleanup costs of toxic waste on the island. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the opinion for a unanimous court just four weeks after oral argument in the case. The case, Guam v. United States, involves the Territory of Guam’s efforts to require the U.S. Navy to share the cost of cleaning up the Ordot Dump, a Superfund site where the Navy allegedly dumped toxic waste for decades. The federal Superfund st...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Navy, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Thomas, U S Navy, Clarence Thomas, Guam, CERCLA, Merits Cases, Territory of Guam, At the Supreme Court Guam

Job-search requirement reinstated for unemployment recipients, Honolulu to crack down on monster houses, COVID-sniffing dogs begin their work, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Anne Perreira-Eustaquio, director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Job-search requirement reinstated for unemployment benefits in Hawaii. Gov. David Ige announced Thursday that the change will begin May 30 in a move to help boost employment as the state emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Maui Now. KITV4. Hawaii News Now. Hawaii’s unemployment ra...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Marines, Environmental Protection Agency, Maui, Josh Green, Wendy, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now

More warrantless searches, more abortion and more Second Amendment

This week we highlight petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the level of suspicion required before the government can search electronic devices at the border, whether New York can require the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany to cover abortion in its employee health care plan, and whether New Jersey’s ban on certain firearm magazines violates the Second or Fifth Amendments. On Monday, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled in Caniglia v. Strom that a “community caretaki...
Tags: New York, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, West Virginia, United States, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Epa, Smith, Environmental Protection Agency, Albany, Dobbs, U S Court of Appeals

EPA seen keeping 2021 and 2022 RVOs steady with 2020

In Washington, Reuters reports that sources say that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to keep biofuel blending levels steady for 2021 and 2022 at similar levels as 2020, but the formal proposals are expected to come this summer. They should have already been proposed last year but were delayed by the Trump Administration first due to the pandemic and later due to the election. The proposal is expected to also include expansion for electric vehicle...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters, Trump Administration, COVID-19

Getting the Most from Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Lloyd Ritter, Esq., Director, Green Capitol LLC Special to The Digest The aviation industry is currently responsible for less than 3% of total global carbon emissions, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). But with air travel expected to increase by more than 60 percent (compared to pre-pandemic 2019 levels) by mid-century,[1] emissions will continue rising unless changes are made. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects overall transportation carbon emissions...
Tags: Energy, Top Stories, Washington Dc, Environmental Protection Agency, EIA, International Civil Aviation Organization, Thought Leadership, Tom Vilsack, International Energy Agency IEA, Renewable Fuel Standard, Argonne, Jennifer Granholm, ICAO, U S Energy Information Administration, Julia Brownley, U S Energy Information Administration EIA

United States: Environmental Protection Agency Rescinds Procedural Regulation For Guidance Documents - Holland & Knight

The revisions to the EPA's policies and requirements surrounding guidance are matters of agency organization, procedure, or practice that lack the force and effect of law.
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