Category: Energy

The Danger of Radon in Commercial Facilities: How to Detect and Mitigate

January is National Radon Action Month. When you say the word “radon,” most people probably think about residential homes. The majority of people probably never hear of radon until they buy or sell a house. But, the issue of radon spreads far beyond what can be found in homes. Radon found in commercial buildings is […]

EPA Sets GHG Standards For Passenger Vehicles

On December 20, 2021, the EPA announced it is finalizing the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever. “The final rule for light duty vehicles reflect core principles of this Administration: We followed the science, we listened to stakeholders, and we are setting robust and rigorous standards […]

NJ Proposes Significant CO2 Emissions Reductions

In response to measures to meet New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s climate change goals that were outlined in Executive Order (EO) 100, on December 6, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published a proposed new rule regarding the control and prohibition of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Murphy’s initiative, known as the New […]

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District Judge Orders Federal Government to Resume Oil and Gas Drilling Auctions

Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction on June 15, 2021, blocking the Biden administration from continuing to enforce its moratorium on new oil and gas leases on public lands. “Doughty said that the administration cannot stop leasing without congressional approval and that the […]

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Pipeline Cyberattack Results in FMCSA Issuing HOS Exemption

On May 9, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a temporary exemption for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from hours of service (HOS) regulations to ensure adequate fuel supplies in several East Coast states following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.

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Greenwashing: Lawsuit Charges Oil Companies with False Advertising

On April 22, 2021, Earth Day, New York City (NYC) filed suit in New York Supreme Court against Exxon, Shell, BP, and the American Petroleum Institute. The suit alleges the companies utilize false advertising and deceptive trade practices and made untrue claims about the benefits of using their products (commonly known as “greenwashing” when referring […]