Apr
    16
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  The Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program is a voluntary EPA program, started in 2016, through which oil and natural gas companies commit to reducing methane emissions.  (While this methane focus is new, the overall energy STAR program started in 1993.)  Just about every major natural gas company signed...

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    Apr
    09
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  BOEM’s busy: publishing a “Call for Information and Nominations” (Call) from companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within the New York Bight, an area between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.  In addition, BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) wants more general, public comments on issues within the Call area, issues that could...

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    Apr
    02
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Another request last week for information on autonomous vehicles: US DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reviewing existing regs “that may need to be updated, modified, or eliminated to facilitate the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) equipped commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) onto our Nation’s roadways.”  More specifically,...

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