Friday, July 29, 2011

In Case You Missed It - The Week of July 24-July 30

President Obama announced that the EPA and thirteen major automakers reached agreement on to raise fuel economy requirements by Model Year 2025 to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks (EPA)

A new study suggests that Yellowstone National Park will be fundamentally altered by wildfires as a result of climate change. (Intl. Business Time)

Small local water utilities sue large-farmer-dominated water banks in California state court (NY Times)

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Kittitas County's land-use decisionmaking failed to protect groundwater resources (Yakima Herald)

The EPA proposed new requirement for emissions from wells that are hydraulically fractured, including the capture of 95 percent of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions (EPA)

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously to allow an environmental group to participate in the Environmental Impact Board's meetings regarding public utility greenhouse gas regulations (New Mexico Independent)

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