Michael Regan

Methane leakage detected. Image from Carbon Mapper, https://carbonmapper.org/

U.S. EPA, DOE Announce $850 Million to Reduce Methane Pollution from the Oil & Gas…

Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda builds on nearly 100 cross-government actions that are sharply reducing methane pollution in support of clean air, good jobs and climate action WASHINGTON — [On Friday], June 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy announced that applications … [continued]

USA: Nearly $900 Million for 3,400 Clean Electric School Buses

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Recipients of nearly $900 Million for Clean School Buses  EPA’s Clean School Bus Rebate Program to fund over 3,400 new clean school buses in approximately 530 districts across the nation WASHINGTON — Today, May 29, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 … [continued]

Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Suite of Standards to Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

Four final rules deliver on the Biden-Harris Administration’s day-one commitment to lead on climate action and to protect all communities from pollution WASHINGTON — Today, April 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a suite of final rules to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants in order to protect … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image featuring a truck covered with circuitry and sparks, taking electricity from overhead wires on a highway.

Nearly $1 Billion in Grants to Invest in America’s Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Transition

EPA announces new grant program to fund zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, infrastructure, and workforce development to tackle climate change, reduce air pollution, and advance environmental justice DENVER — Yesterday, April 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the nearly $1 billion Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program to fund … [continued]

First-Ever National Drinking Water Standard to Protect 100M People from PFAS Pollution

As part of the Administration’s commitment to combating PFAS pollution, EPA announces $1B investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to address PFAS in drinking water WASHINGTON – Today, April 10, the Biden-Harris Administration issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful … [continued]

U.S. EPA to Evaluate Whether Lead Emissions from Piston-Engine Aircraft Endanger Human Health & Welfare

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that it will evaluate whether emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel contribute to air pollution that endangers public health and welfare. The agency plans to issue a proposal for public review and comment in 2022 and take final … [continued]

EPA to Reexamine Health Standards for Harmful Soot that Trump Administration Left Unchanged

Originally published on EPA. This week, EPA announced that it will reconsider the previous administration’s decision to retain the particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which were last strengthened in 2012. EPA is reconsidering the December 2020 decision because available scientific evidence and technical information indicate that … [continued]