EPA Announces Plan to Reduce Methane, VOC Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a fact sheet outlining the agency’s strategy for reducing emissions of methane and ground level ozone-forming pollutants from the oil and natural gas sector.  Release of the EPA strategy is(…)

New York Governor Signs Climate Change Preparedness Bill

On September 22, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the “Community Risk and Resiliency Act”, which amends several provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) to incorporate consideration of potential climate change impacts(…)

McCarthy Confirmed as Top EPA Administrator After Months of Delay

On July 18, 2013, the full U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gina McCarthy as the next U.S. EPA Administrator.  The Senate voted 59-40 in favor of President Obama’s controversial nominee, after months of delay.  The President formally nominated McCarthy in(…)