Monthly Archives: January 2014

Environmentalist Groups Sue EPA over Kentucky’s Selenium Standard

The Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Kentucky Waterways Alliance have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Louisville against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to bar Kentucky from putting a newly approved Selenium standard in place.  The approval of the Selenium standard was discussed in a prior blog entry… Read More »

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Fastest-Growing States in Natural Gas Production but Act 13 Ruling May Impact Pennsylvania Production

In an early release overview of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 released on December 16, 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that natural gas will surpass coal as the dominant source of U.S. electric power generation by 2040, with gas increasing to 35 percent of total electric generation compared to 32 percent for… Read More »

Petition to Expand the Expansion of Ozone Transport Region

Relying in major part on air quality modeling data published in 2005, some, but not all, member states of the Northeast Ozone Transport Region have filed a petition with USEPA seeking to have 9 midwest and southern states included as part of the region.  While the petition invokes Section 176A of the Clean Air Act… Read More »