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Refiners, Power Plants, Factories to Face CO2 Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed greenhouse gas regulations today for power plants, oil refineries and factories.

 

Industrial sources that emit more than 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year will be required to use the “best available control technologies and energy efficiency measures” to cut carbon dioxide emissions when facilities are built or “significantly modified,” the agency said in a statement.

 

Source: Bloomberg

 

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AGC Proposing New Stimulus for Construction Industry

A major trade association plans to release a nationwide study on construction jobs Wednesday in a push for new legislation.

 

The Associated General Contractors of America will also propose a new national recovery plan to jumpstart the construction industry.

 

Source: The Hill

 

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Companies Reject Federal Funds for Texas Transmission Network

The companies building Texas' $5 billion renewable-energy transmission network have decided against seeking stimulus funding that could have saved money for consumers.

 

The decision was made last month in a little-noticed hearing of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, where regulators agreed with the companies that stimulus funds came with regulations that could slow construction.

 

Source: The Dallas Morning News

 

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Two Dallas-Area Utilities Building $1.9 Billion Pipeline

The two major water suppliers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region will team up to build a $1.9 billion pipeline from East Texas under a plan to survive drought over the next decade.

 

Dallas Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District in Fort Worth would share the cost of the 179-mile pipeline by issuing tax-exempt bonds. Both water districts enjoy triple-A ratings.

 

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Water, Water Everywhere

When it rains, it drains.

 

That much is simple. But managing storm water is a complex, inexact science and a duty that the state and federal governments have handed cities and counties that discharge water through storm drains into rivers, creeks and streams. Boone County now is pondering a mandatory storm-water ordinance that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources insists is necessary to reduce the amount of storm-water runoff and to decrease erosion and the amount of pollution going into local streams.

 

Source: Columbia Tribune

 

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