Judge: EPA Has No Duty to Periodically Review Industrial Pollution Risks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no duty to review risks associated with major sources of industrial pollution on an ongoing basis — but it must update emissions-control technology for coke ovens and other sources of pollution every eight years, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Carbon Emissions Hit New Record in 2019 as Oil & Gas Use Surges

Coal use has declined dramatically in industrialized nations as renewable energy projects gain popularity, but a spike in natural gas and oil use has sparked a surge in global carbon dioxide emissions that hit a record in 2019 and will likely to continue increasing, according to studies released Tuesday.

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