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  • Idaho DEQ Seeks Comments on West Silver Valley Emissions Inventory

    The state agency began developing a State Implementation Plan in 2015. But based on certified air quality monitoring for 2014-2016, the area has attained national air quality standards, which qualifies it for a clean data determination, according to DEQ.

  • California State Leaders File Legislation to Extend Cap-and-Trade Program

    "The Legislature is taking action to curb climate change and protect vulnerable communities from industrial poisons," said Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • Air Emissions Fine Included in TCEQ Penalties Totaling $875,769

    The commission issued agreed orders for the following enforcement categories: seven air quality, one industrial hazardous waste, three industrial wastewater discharge, two municipal solid waste, seven municipal wastewater discharge, nine petroleum storage tank, 16 public water system, three water quality, and one waste disposal well.

  • DC Circuit Vacates Methane Rule Rollback

    The 2-1 decision on July 3 vacates EPA's decision to stay implementation of a final rule setting new source performance standards for fugitive emissions of methane from oil and gas wells.

  • CARB Reviewing 2016 Enforcement Report This Week

    The report will include highlights of 2016 enforcement activities in key programs including truck and bus requirements, vehicle certification and aftermarket parts, consumer products, and ocean-going vessels. Staff also will discuss the division's goals for 2017 and beyond.

  • Rwandan Project Sets Stage for Smart City Initiatives

    To demonstrate IoT's transformative potential, Inmarsat and its partners will deploy technology demonstrations around Kigali, including air quality sensors, a smart bus equipped with satellite Internet, and a precision farming initiative to increase crop yield and better manage water resources.


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