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Statement on EPA Methane Rule from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 18 proposed the first federal regulations requiring the nation’s oil and gas industry to cut emissions of methane as part of an expanding effort to combat climate change. The agency aims to reduce methane emissions by about 45 percent by 2025 from agriculture, landfills, and oil and gas activities combined.


TP: Ted Cruz’s Bank Account Would Soar If We Increased Oil And Gas Production

Ted Cruz’s Bank Account Would Soar If We Increased Oil And Gas Production

Nearly a quarter of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) current personal wealth is made up of direct investments in fossil fuels, an unusually high amount for an elected official.

The Republican presidential candidate holds up to $850,000 worth of stock in six oil- and gas-related companies, which make up anywhere from 15 to 23 percent of his total personal assets, according to Cruz’s financial disclosure forms. That’s an unusually high percentage for a member of Congress, according to one professor who studies lawmakers’ personal wealth and how it relates to public policy.


Envirogen to Provide Cartridge and Bag Filtration Solutions in North American Market

Envirogen to Provide Cartridge and Bag Filtration Solutions in North American MarketOffering will deliver state-of-the-art technologies, selection expertise and low lifecycle costs for a broad range of water and wastewater treatment applications

Envirogen Technologies, Inc. announced that it will begin providing a range of cartridge filtration solutions to industry, the public sector and equipment re-sellers effective immediately. The company will offer filter cartridges using a wide range of depth and membrane filter media, with filtration ratings from 0.2 micron microbial to 200 microns absolute. These are used as prefilters, final filters and sub-micron membrane filters and are suitable for use in new installations or as replacement cartridges in existing systems. Available in a range of industry standard lengths from 5" (125mm) to 40" (1000mm) in nominal or absolute micron ratings, Envirogen filtration cartridges are supplied with end fittings to suit most standard filter designs. State-of-the-art manufacturing equipment is used to produce consistently efficient filters at low costs, which are engineered to meet the specific requirements of a broad range of applications. Key markets for Envirogen cartridge filtration solutions include chemical processing, food & beverage, hydrocarbon processing, pharmaceutical, power, healthcare and general industrial and manufacturing. The company currently has a substantial cartridge filtration business in the EU and the Middle East.


Texas Tech Awarded EPA Grant to Research Chemical Contaminants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $374,510 to Texas Tech University through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. The university will develop a better approach to understand and predict individual and community level ecological effects of chemical contaminants in the environment.   


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