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Floods in the UK Blamed on EU Water Policy

The widespread flooding experienced in towns and cities in the County of Cumbria in North West England in late December is in large part due to the United Kingdom's adoption of European Union environmental regulation preventing the dredging, deepening and on occasion widening and building embankments along rivers according to critics of the policies. The BBC reported more than 16,000 houses were flooded during December storms across Northern England with more flooded in Scotland. Historically...

EPA Sets Renewable Fuel Mandate Below Legal Requirement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its blend requirements for renewable fuels. The EPA blend requirements were announced after much delay on the November 30 court-ordered deadline. EPA set a goal for refiners to blend 18.11 billion gallons of biofuels into gasoline and diesel for 2016 and retroactively set the level at 16.93 billion gallons for 2015 and 16.28 billion gallons for 2014. Under a waiver provision in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), EPA was...

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