Monthly Archives: September 2015

Public Hearings Announced For EPA’s Methane Leak Rule Impacting The Oil and Gas Industry

Wed Sep 2nd, On Environmental Law, by

On August 18, 2015, the Obama administration proposed a rule regulating methane leaks from new and modified oil and gas wells. This rule is part of Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by 40 to 45 percent by 2025 (compared to 2012 levels). Part of the plan is a new rule cutting emissions from new and modified oil and natural gas wells […]

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Two Sustainable Small Businesses in Southern California Get Funds from EPA

Tue Sep 1st, On Environmental Law, by

Today, EPA awarded a total of $1.9 million to 19 small businesses nationwide, including $200,000 each to two Southern California companies developing sustainable technologies that address environmental issues. Physical Optics Corporation in Torrance, Calif., received $100,000 to develop its Regenerative Capacitive Electro-Desalination System (RECED). RECED is a compact, electrically driven system that efficiently converts brackish water or seawater into drinkable water at a low cost, making it ideal for use […]

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