Monday, July 18, 2011
* Following up on its earlier final rule expanding controls on interstate air pollution, EPA proposed to include six additional states in its summer nitrogen oxides program (nitrogen oxides are important ground-level ozone (smog) precursors)). The states are Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
* A move to repeal the federal mandate to increase the energy efficency of light bulbs failed in the U.S. House of Representatives (legal planet).
* The Brookings Institute released a major study on the "clean economy." A summary and links are available here.
* American Electric Power Company scrapped what had been the country's largest carbon sequestration research project. As an un-named "senior Obama Administration official" explained to the New York Times, "this is what happens when you don't get a climate bill."