Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

Offshore Wind DEIS: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced, on Jan. 8, the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the South Fork Wind Farm and the South Fork Export Cable Project.  The DEIS analyzes “reasonably foreseeable […]

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Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

*  Price points.  French gas prices during the Yellow Vest chaos were about $1.53/liter on the day I checked; a US equivalent of $5.78/gallon.  Gas in my area dropped to $1.98/gallon, about 52¢/liter.  Around the same time, Yahoo! News reported […]

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Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

*  Pipeline fallout: The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation holds a hearing next week titled “Pipeline Safety in the Merrimack Valley: Incident Prevention and Response” in South Lawrence, MA. The focus is on September 13, 2018, natural gas pipeline […]

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Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

*  Colman Dock in Seattle is Washington State Ferries’ largest ferry terminal. and supports transportation across Puget Sound.  Key infrastructure, though, has deteriorated and Washington DOT has a major replacement project underway.  Marine habitat disturbance is inevitable and US DOT […]

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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 […]

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