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Aug 12, 2019
EPA proposed rule on Clean Water Act seeks to promote transparency
Policy News
Jul 23, 2019
The UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has revealed plans to encourage individuals to save water and to introduce a personal water consumption target. Defra will carry out a public consultation into how water can be saved by UK individuals, as well as how industry can support customers to use less water. Under a government... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 28, 2018
The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) has received an official response from the UK Government regarding the state of conformity assessment of EU products in a post-Brexit Britain. Lord Kinnoull (EU Committee and EU Justice Sub-Committee), on behalf of the BPMA, posed the question on the future of conformity assessment which was met with a positive response. Lord... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 20, 2018
The decision to look at gas pipeline approval comes as part of Trump’s push to reduce infrastructure regulation and as US natural gas exports soar. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre said that he would review the 1999 regulation for natural gas pipeline approval in his Senate approval hearing at the end of 2017. The Commission published... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 9, 2018
The agency says that the funding is designed to ‘leverage public and private investments’ to keep drinking water contaminant-free and upgrade ageing water infrastructure. 4 April, the EPA announced that it has made up to $5.5 billion (over €4.4 billion) in loans available to water infrastructure projects. This funding, which the agency says could accelerate about... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 13, 2018
The plan, released 12 February, gives the Secretary of the Interior more approval power and outlines timeframes for approvals by agencies. The plan would significantly reduce the amount of environmental regulations for new projects and affect pipeline approvals across the US, including in places where new oil and gas infrastructure faces severe opposition. It also gives... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 9, 2018
The bill aims to reform a process that has become stuck due to complex approval routes and polarised interests. The Canadian oil and gas industry has been stunted recently by a lack of infrastructure to get fuel to market. Disputes between stakeholders, local governments (notably Alberta and British Columbia) and public opposition have delayed new projects. The bill,... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 2, 2018
The public policy think tank CD Howe Institute has released a report saying that difficulty getting product to market, not carbon taxes, is hindering the competitiveness of Canadian oil producers. Although the report cites a number of problems for the industry, by far the largest is the lack of transport infrastructure and its effect on the price of Canadian oil compared... [Read More]

Policy News
Dec 22, 2017
The evaluation comes as part of a pledge by the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to go over all departmental practices. In his Senate approval hearing, the new Chairman, Kevin J. McIntyre, said that he would take ‘a fresh look’ at all commission policies. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval is required before the construction... [Read More]