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Bordeaux Winegrowers Have Reduced Carbon Emissions by 24% Since 2012

Environment + Energy Leader

Bordeaux winegrowers and wine merchants have collectively reduced carbon emissions by 24% since 2012, a significant benchmark in the region’s efforts to combat Climate Change.

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Tracks of my tears: the true meaning of Peter Higgs’ emotion at CERN in 2012

Physics World

Crying eyes Peter Higgs on 4 July 2012. Captured at CERN’s main auditorium on 4 July 2012, the video shows the British theoretical physicist holding a tissue as lab bosses announce that the Higgs boson has been discovered. Courtesy: CERN).

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Implications of NTL 2012-N06 on OSRP Preparation and Review

The Energy Law Blog

Holden In August 2012, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”) published a Notice to Lessees (“NTL”) seeking to clarify a number of ambiguities regarding BSEE’s interpretation and application of the Oil Pollution Act (“OPA”) regulations that require offshore lessees to prepare and submit regional Oil Spill Response Plans (“OSRPs”). 2012-N06 (2012), [hereinafter NTL 2012-N06]. NTL 2012 N-06, 3. NTL 2012 N-06, 5. By Sarah Y. Dicharry and Robert E.

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Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court’s Imposition of Attorneys Fees on DOI for Reissuance of Drilling Moratorium in GOM Following Deepwater Horizon Incident

The Energy Law Blog

Salazar , __F.3d__, 2012 U.S. 27, 2012). By Sarah Y. Dicharry and Robert E. Holden Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in May 2010, the DOI imposed a six-month moratorium on the issuance of new drilling permits in deep water and directed then-operating lessees to stop operations at the soonest time practicable.

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EPA Finalizes NPDES Permit for Oil and Gas Facilities in the GOM OCS

The Energy Law Blog

Moreno On October 1st, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released the final NPDES general permit for discharges from oil and gas facilities in the western and central portion of the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico (the “final permit”). Permit coverage and compliance under the terms of the 2012 permit start when the new NOI is filed. By Robert E. Holden and Carlos J.

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EPA Seeks Rehearing En Banc of D.C. Circuit Panel Decision on Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The Energy Law Blog

By Lesley Foxhall Pietras On October 5, 2012, EPA filed a petition for en banc rehearing of the D.C. Circuit’s August 21, 2012 panel decision vacating EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). The panel, in a 2-1 decision authored by Judge Kavanaugh, held that CSAPR exceeded EPA’s statutory authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in two independent respects.

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Federal Research and Development: Funding Has Grown Since 2012 and Is Concentrated Within a Few Agencies

Environmental News Bits

Download the report. Federal government Funding Publications Research

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New Air Standards for Oil & Gas Industry May Force HAP Area Sources into Major Source Status

The Energy Law Blog

Moreno On August 16, 2012, EPA published a new rule that revises the NESHAP Subpart HH standards for the oil and gas industry. 16, 2012). The Final Rule wassigned on April 17, 2012, but publication in the Federal Register did not occur until August 16, 2012, making the rule effective on October 15, 2012. 16, 2012. By Robert E. Holden and Carlos J.

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Fifth Circuit Vacates EPA’s Disapproval of the Texas Flexible Permits Program

The Energy Law Blog

Moreno On August 13, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) disapproval of revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (“SIP”) dealing with the state’s Flexible Permits program. 13, 2012). 13, 2012) ( quoting in part from 42 U.S.C. By Carlos J.

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Texas Supreme Court Holds JOA Exculpatory Clause Applicable to All Activities of Operator

The Energy Law Blog

31, 2012). By Jana Grauberger The Texas Supreme Court distinguished several Texas appellate court decisions and held the exculpatory clause in a joint operating agreement (“JOA”) applicable not just to operational activities undertaken by the operator, but to all activities of the operator under the JOA. Reeder v. Wood County Energy, LLC , No. 10-0887, slip op.

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Air Permitting: Sixth Circuit Vacates Single Stationary Source Aggregation Determination for E&P Facilities Due to EPA’s Unreasonable Interpretation of Adjacent

The Energy Law Blog

By Lesley Foxhall Pietras On August 7, 2012, in a 2-1 decision in Summit Petroleum Corp. 7, 2012).

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D.C. Circuit Vacates EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The Energy Law Blog

Wiegand On August 21, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). By Stephen W. EPA issued CSAPR in August 2011 pursuant to Sec. 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the Clean Air Act (the “good neighbor” provision) which requires that State Implementation Plans contain adequate provisions to prevent a state’s emissions from affecting another state’s air quality. The CSAPR rule was promulgated in response to the D.C.

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RGGI Decides to Retire Unused Allowances

Law Columbia

As I blogged about last October, the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is currently undergoing its 2012 program review. When the program’s allowance budgets were set for the years 2009 through 2012, administrators assumed that natural gas prices would remain high and that electricity demand would be robust and growing. by Shelley Welton, Deputy Director & Fellow.

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EPA Proposes Significant Changes to NPDES Permit for Oil and Gas Facilities in the GOM OCS

The Energy Law Blog

Moreno On March 7, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published in the Federal Register a proposed NPDES general permit for discharges from oil and gas facilities in the western and central portion of the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico (the “proposed permit”). 7, 2012), available at [link]. The public comments period runs until May 7, 2012. By Carlos J.

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Challenge to New York’s Participation in RGGI Dismissed

Law Columbia

By Irene Shulman, Intern. On Tuesday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. McNamara in Albany County dismissed a lawsuit filed in June 2011 by three members of Americans For Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group, that challenged New York’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap and trade program. The suit, Thrun v. Cuomo, was brought against New York Governor Andrew M.

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EPA Issues New Air Regulations for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The Energy Law Blog

By Stephen Wiegand On April 17, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for natural gas wells that are hydraulically fractured.

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Fifth Circuit holds purchase and sales agreement complies with Statute of Frauds

The Energy Law Blog

10-20599, 2012 U.S. 1, 2012) The Fifth Circuit recently vacated a judgment in the U.S. 10-20599, 2012 U.S. 1, 2012). By Joanna Nelson : Preston Exploration Co., GSF , L.L.C., Cause No. LEXIS 1873 (5th Cir.

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Supreme Court of Texas Revises Opinion in Pipeline Common-Carrier Case

The Energy Law Blog

09-0901, 2012 Tex. 2, 2012), the Court was asked if a landowner can challenge in court the eminent domain power of a CO 2 pipeline owner with a common carrier permit from the Railroad Commission of Texas (“RRC”). By Carlos Moreno : The Supreme Court of Texas recently delivered a revised opinion discussing the power of eminent domain exercised by a common carrier CO2 pipeline. In Texas Rice Land Partners, LTD v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC , No. LEXIS 187 (Tex.

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Texas case holds seller bound to terms of forged document

The Energy Law Blog

11-09-00348-CV, 2012 Tex. 12, 2012). Raven Resources (“Raven”) was interested in selling certain oil and gas related-properties to Legacy Reserves Operating LP, (“Legacy”). By James T.

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Update to the December 20, 2011 Liskow & Lewis E-Newsletter

The Energy Law Blog

By Megan Spencer In our December 20, 2011 E-Newsletter , we reported on the status of: (1) EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule; and (2) the EPA Inspector General’s report, “EPA Must Improve Oversight of State Enforcement.” Some recent developments in those areas merit an update: (1) On December 30, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stayed EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). The Court stayed CSAPR until it could resolve the petitions for review.

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Louisiana Legislature Modifies Oilfield Cleanup Legislation

The Energy Law Blog

By Rob McNeal Updated June 15, 2012 Significant revisions and amendments to Louisiana’s oilfield cleanup legislation, La. 30:29 (commonly known as Act 312) obtained final legislative approval on May 31, 2012 and are expected to become law shortly. Effective Date House Bill 618 and Senate Bill 555 shall not apply to any case in which the court issued or signed an order setting the case for trial on or before May 15, 2012, regardless of whether such trial setting is continued.

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EPA Grants Reconsideration of Certain Oil and Gas Storage Tank NSPS Provisions Issued in August 2012

The Energy Law Blog

Wiegand On August 16, 2012, EPA issued new source performance standards (NSPSs) for the oil and gas sector. By Stephen W. The standards applied to various sources including storage tanks used in crude oil and natural gas production. On April 12, 2013, EPA announced proposed amendments to the rule pertaining to storage tanks.

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Bridgestone Increases Investment In Guayule for Natural Rubber Materials

Environment + Energy Leader

The tire company has been researching and implementing materials from the desert plant since 2012. The post Bridgestone Increases Investment In Guayule for Natural Rubber Materials appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Manufacturing & Design Supply Chain

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Sea Level Rise Caused an Extra $8 Billion in Losses During Hurricane Sandy

Yale E360

A new study estimates that roughly $8 billion of the $63 billion in damages caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 can be attributed to sea level rise of just four inches caused by global warming.

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Colorado is Burning. For Many Scientists, It’s Personal.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Flames tower above the trees in the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado. The third most destructive fires in state history, it burned nearly 350 homes (Airman Magazine, Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0). Climate Change climate change Colorado Western US States wildfires

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Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

And, it promised to cut its energy intensity by 80% by 2020 from a 2012 baseline. Dell Technologies committed to reducing emissions from assets it owned and controlled by 40% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. It also sought to cut indirect emissions from the energy it purchased by the same amount.

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Mandarin Oriental Sets Energy, Emissions, Waste, and Water Reduction Targets

Environment + Energy Leader

In 2012, the Mandarin Oriental set out to make a lasting impact — sustainability-wise. The company has been striving to reduce its environmental footprint by setting bold energy, emissions, waste, and water targets.

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Mandarin Oriental Sets Energy, Emissions, Waste, and Water Reduction Targets

Environment + Energy Leader

In 2012, the Mandarin Oriental set out to make a lasting impact — sustainability-wise. The company has been striving to reduce its environmental footprint by setting bold energy, emissions, waste, and water targets.

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Google researchers made a time crystal inside a quantum computer

New Scientist

A time crystal is a unique phase of matter that flips between two states with no energy input necessary – first proposed in 2012, this type of matter has now been created inside a quantum computer built by Google

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AR6 of the best

Real Climate

Extremes : Back in 2012, the literature assessed by AR5 connecting changes in extremes to climate change was scant. As one example, the rate of warming over the past 15 years (1998–2012; 0.05 [–0.05 Half a dozen takeaways from a first read of the new IPCC AR6 report.

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Americans keep moving to where the water isn’t

Environmental News Bits

Since 2012, an additional 2.8 Read the full story from Vox. According to an analysis published earlier this month by the Economic Innovation Group, 10 of the 15 counties last year were in the water-strained Southwest. million people have moved to counties that spent the majority of the past decade under “severe” to “exceptional” drought conditions. Climate migration Water

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The Matter of Everything review: A pacy look at 20th-century physics

New Scientist

From the discovery of the first subatomic particle to the confirmation of the Higgs boson in 2012, Suzie Sheehy's account of experiments that changed our world is detailed but lively

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Unpacking the liability argument against loss and damage funding

Law Columbia

Ahead of COP18 in 2012, U.K. By Andrea Nishi. Credit: Flickr. Loss and damage, the term for the detrimental impacts of climate change that cannot be addressed through mitigation or adaptation, will be a central point of discussion at COP27.

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A new, lower threshold for lead poisoning in children means more kids will get tested – but the ultimate solution is eliminating lead sources

Environmental News Bits

Since 2012, this threshold had been set at 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood; children at or above… Read more → Environmental health Environmental justiceby Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI The U.S.

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Judge Scales Back Climate Scientist’s Case Against Bloggers

Inside Climate News

judge has ruled that the conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute cannot be held responsible for an outside blogger’s 2012 online attack on a prominent climate scientist.

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Climate change is driving a massive decrease in insects

Inhabitant

According to a study published in "Nature" by researchers from the University College London (UCL), there was a substantial decline in insect numbers from 1992 to 2012. Researchers have established that climate change and harmful agricultural practices have almost halved the number of insects on the planet. The researchers reviewed records on over 20,000 insect species worldwide

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The Higgs boson discovery revisited

Physics World

Finally, on the morning of 4 July 2012, the suspense was ended. In the July episode of the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester revisits that historic day in 2012. Everyone knew something big was coming.

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FedEx Business Spotlight: Phillip Ashley Chocolates

3BL Media

DESCRIPTION: Phillip Ashley is an an award-winning chocolatier who founded Memphis, TN-based Phillip Ashley Chocolates in 2012. SOURCE: FedEx Corporation.

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Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions

Environmental Leader

And, it promised to cut its energy intensity by 80% by 2020 from a 2012 baseline. Dell Technologies committed to reducing emissions from assets it owned and controlled by 40% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. It also sought to cut indirect emissions from the energy it purchased by the same amount.

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Chasing Tokyo Documentary on Olympics.com Follows Team GB's Epic Tokyo 2020 Sailing Journey

3BL Media

SOURCE: International Olympic Committee.

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Webinar: Illinois’ Coastal Management Program – working to sustain our many resources

Environmental News Bits

The Illinois Coastal Management Program (CMP) was established in 2012 as part of the National Coastal Zone Management Program, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Oct 28, 2021 noon-1:00 pmRegister here. Since its inception, the ethos of CMP has been to identify and work towards objectives that protect the natural environments and serve… Read more → Great Lakes Illinois Sustainable communities

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10 Years of Innovative Stormwater Solutions: The Campus RainWorks Challenge Brings the Next Generation of Environmentalists to the Table

Environmental News Bits

In 2012, EPA’s Office of Water began the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition open to undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States and its territories. Read the full story from U.S.

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AEG Presents and Winter Circle Productions Host On-Site Career Exploration Event for New Orleans College Students at BUKU Music + Art Project

3BL Media

BUKU Music + Art Project is a New Orleans based two-day music and arts festival founded in 2012 by Winter Circle Productions and held annually at Mardi Gras World. SOURCE: AEG.

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