2011 Oct. 24: Climate, Energy, & Air Weekly Update
The California Air Resources Board finalized its cap-and-trade regulations, allowing them to take effect in 2012 – but more rulemakings will occur next year . . .What’s coming from EPA: a proposed rule in mid-November to set fuel economy and GHG emission standards for light-duty motor vehicles for 2017-2025, and wastewater standards for shale gas and coalbed methane operations – but no new standard for coarse particulate matter . . . There is now a Senate companion to the House bill that would preclude “hazardous waste” status for coal ash.