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NEWS UPDATE June 18, 2014

EPA to publish carbon rule today, starting comment period

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 18, 2014

U.S. EPA will publish its proposal to limit existing power plant carbon dioxide emissions tomorrow in the Federal Register, marking the opening of a 120-day public comment period. But as interest groups prepare comments for and against the proposal, and states continue to assess its impact, Capitol Hill remains deadlocked over how or whether to respond to the rule. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) have introduced legislation in their respective chambers to prevent EPA from implementing the rule unless several agencies certify it would have no negative economic impact. [ read more … ]

Richard Branson group, Delta partner on renewable jet fuel venture

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 18, 2014

Delta Air Lines Inc. is partnering with a nonprofit group founded by billionaire businessman Richard Branson to speed up the development of renewable jet fuels. Branson’s group, the Carbon War Room, announced the new partnership yesterday. In a news release, Delta and the Carbon War Room said they agreed that advancing the development of renewable jet fuel would help the airline industry reduce its carbon footprint, meet customers’ green demands and reduce price volatility. “By joining, Delta is further elevating its commitment to environmental sustainability and supporting real action to face the most important challenge of our time,” Carbon War Room President José María Figueres said in a statement. [ read more … ]

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