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Electronic Update 928

Eastern Energy Expo Registration Discount Ends May 6

The deadline to receive the attended pre-registration discount ends May 6 for the Eastern Energy Expo set for May 22 – 25, 2022 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.             The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association is a proud sponsor of this event. We highly encourage any PPA member planning on attending EEE to register now. To […]

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PA Extends Low-Income Home Energy Assistance – LIHEAP Deadline To May 20

On April 28, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead announced the deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended to May 20.  It had been May 6. DHS has been able to provide increased benefits for this extended LIHEAP season due to the availability of funds through […]

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EPA Issues Temporary Emergency Waiver Permitting Summertime Sale Of E15

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a temporary emergency waiver that allows the nationwide sale of E15 during the summer driving season effective May 1, 2022. The temporary waiver is authorized under Clean Air Act sections during emergency fuel supply shortages (CAA§ 21 l(c)(4)(C)(ii)(I), 42 U.S.C. § 7454(c)(4)(C)(ii)(I)). The EPA cites the “extreme […]

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Congressional Update: EV Tax Credits; Build Back Better; Gasoline Prices; Schedule

Last week, Congress returned to a busy agenda after a two-week recess. The House and Senate have largely opened up in-person meetings and many trade associations and interest groups are now holding in-person fly-ins.             EV Tax Credits During a hearing with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Manchin criticized the idea of more electric vehicle […]

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FDA Proposes Ban On Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two new proposed rules this week that would ban the manufacture and sale of menthol flavored cigarettes and ban all flavored cigars and cigarillos. Should these federal flavor bans be finalized, it would represent the most far-reaching action taken by the FDA since Congress gave the agency the […]

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FMCSA Considering Speed Limiter Retrofit Requirement For Commercial Motor Vehicles

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced last week it will move forward with a proposed rulemaking that would require speed limiters commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) weighing over 26,000 pounds and operated in interstate commerce. The FMCSA, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), proposed a speed limiter rule back on […]

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EPA Agrees To Finalize RFS Annual Blending Volumes For 2021, 2022 By June 3

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a consent decree with Growth Energy to issue minimum biofuel blending volumes under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) no later than June 3. The consent decree was the result of settlement of a lawsuit between the EPA and Growth Energy over the agency’s tardiness in meeting statutory […]

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PA Capitol Report: Top 10 Stories On Harrisburg/PA Politics Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else– — New Voting Districts – Senate, House, Congressional — Scranton Times Editorial: Courts Ensure Fairer Voting Districts — Governor’s Race — PennLive: Federal Judge Recommends Dismissal Of Lawsuits Seeking To Take Republicans Mastriano, Perry Off Primary Ballot — LancasterOnline – Brad Bumsted: Political ‘Shakedown:’ Republican Gubernatorial […]

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