Topic: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Pasadena, CA – Fixing just the worst leaks in the Permian Basin oilfield’s infrastructure could cut methane emissions by 55 tons an hour, according to a study by NASA, University of Arizona, and ASU.
About half of the biggest sources of the potent greenhouse gas methane in the Permian Basin oilfield are likely to be malfunctioning oilfield equipment, according to a month-long airborne study by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), along with Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) is demanding answers about the Joe Biden Administration’s decision to mobilize untrained federal government bureaucrats to care for the surge in unaccompanied alien children.
The border crisis has grown so large that the Joe Biden Administration is sending staff from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to assist in caring for unaccompanied alien children.
Washington, D.C. – PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Hello, folks. I want to update everyone on the ransomware cyberattack that impacted on the Colonial Pipeline over this past week.
As of yesterday evening, Colonial has begun restarting the flow of refined products in their pipeline.
This morning, Colonial reported that fuel is beginning to flow to a majority of the markets that they service, and they should be reaching full operational capacity as we speak — as I speak to you right now.
Washington, D.C. – “Under immense pressure by the media and other Democratic operatives, at a time when nearly all global leaders were using the pandemic as an excuse to seize greater control, Donald Trump did not,” Mollie Hemingway writes in The Federalist.
Parsippany, NJ – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the approval of using Lysol Disinfectant Spray to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 Coronavirus. Manufactured by RB (Reckitt Benckiser), Lysol Disinfectant Spray was also reviewed in a peer-reviewed study of its effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2, which was published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).
Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99) and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist (EPA Reg No. 777-127) are the first disinfectant products approved by the EPA to be effective against SARS-CoV-2.
Nashville, TN – After breaking a ten week decline last week, Tennessee gas prices continue to inch higher. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.63 which is only a two cent increase over last week and three cents higher than one month ago.
To keep things in perspective, Tennesseans are still experiencing gas prices that are 92 cents cheaper compared to this time last year.
President Donald Trump Ends Waters of the United States rule Overreach in a Win for Tennessee’s Farmers
Washington, D.C. – Today, Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, replacing the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule and ending years of confusion, litigation, and federal overreach impacting farmers in Tennessee and across our Nation.
Representative Mark Green said, “This is one more instance of promises made, promises kept by President Donald Trump. This President has been working tirelessly to roll back red tape in Washington, and the EPA’s action to replace the egregious WOTUS rule puts Tennessee back in charge of our land and water resources.”
American Stroke Association
Dallas, TX – In a nationwide study, counties with dirtier air had higher rates of stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
Researchers examined the average yearly levels air pollution (PM2.5) that contains fine inhalable particles.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon River, Nolichucky River
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proposing new rules and requirements for use of herbicides containing dicamba in the commercial production of cotton and soybeans.
TDA is seeking approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Special Local Needs [24(c)] label to further restrict use of new formulation products in Tennessee including BASF’s Engenia, Monsanto’s XtendiMax and Dupont’s FeXapan.
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