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    EPA opens civil rights investigation into Baltimore waste plan

    The EPA will investigate whether Baltimore City and its Department of Public Works violated communities’ civil rights with its waste plan, which preserves the city’s status quo with a WIN Waste combustion facility.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Waga Energy secures new loan to expand RNG facilities, including at US landfills

    France-based Waga is looking to build on its momentum in North America after bringing its first U.S. facility online earlier this year. The landfill-gas-to-RNG company has partnered with Casella, OCI Global and others.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Archaea, Republic discuss RNG partnership; EverGen, ESI, Aemetis chart construction progress

    Executives from Republic and BP announced the completion of the first plant in their Lightning Renewables joint venture partnership. Other renewable natural gas developers also reached milestones in June.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Virginia RDF facility operated by WIN Waste closes

    The facility’s closure means more waste will be landfilled in southeastern Virginia. The refuse-derived fuel plant was affected by a fire and a new steam plant built by the U.S. Navy.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Clean Energy Fuels signs 15 new local contracts in first quarter

    The company has been working to grow its network of fueling stations in tandem with its renewable natural gas production portfolio.

    By June 26, 2024
  • Industry group sues EPA over rule that set new emissions limit for refuse haulers

    The Transport Project argues the EPA’s update to heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, finalized in March, unfairly favors battery electric vehicles over biofuel-powered vehicles. The group’s membership includes WM.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Rialto Bioenergy Facility sold to Sevana Bioenergy for $20M

    The deal closes the book on a difficult chapter for Anaergia, which removed the massive facility from its earnings last year amid financial troubles.

    By June 13, 2024
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    EPA, Sierra Club, agree to regulatory timeline for incinerators

    The two sides are closing the book on a complaint first brought in 2023 alleging the EPA unreasonably delayed the regulations. A new rule for commercial and industrial incinerators must be finalized in September.

    By June 11, 2024
  • Sign reading "Yakima County Public Services Solid Waste Division - Terrace Heights Disposal Area" in front of a heavy-duty truck at an outdoor area.
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    [Photograph]. Retrieved from Yakima County, Washington.
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    Washington finalizes landfill rule, Divert and EnviTec announce plants and other RNG news

    Washington finalized its landfill methane rule while digester companies around the country made RNG-related announcements in May. Two U.S. senators also introduced a federal RNG incentive bill.

    By June 7, 2024
  • Synthesis gas Dresser-Rand DATUM compressors from Siemens that are part of Fulcrum Bioenergy's Nevada facility
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    Fulcrum BioEnergy shutters Nevada waste-to-SAF facility, CEO departs

    The company once touted itself as the first to launch a commercial waste-to-sustainable aviation fuel facility. Now, Fulcrum has laid off workers and executives have departed as the company’s funding dries up.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Hazardous waste incinerators see PFAS disposal opportunity, emissions questions remain

    The U.S. EPA’s latest destruction and disposal guidance provides updated data on incineration's effectiveness, while noting the need for more research about the products of incomplete combustion.

    By April Reese • June 5, 2024
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    Executives used Noble Environmental as ‘piggy bank’ to benefit Archaea, lawsuit alleges

    To rocket Archaea to success before selling it to BP, the executives used trade secrets and personnel from their first venture, Pennsylvania waste company Noble Environmental, the lawsuit alleges.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Bioenergy Devco, growing anaerobic digestion company, names new CEO

    An executive with 25 years of experience in the energy sector will take over the company while founder Shawn Kreloff will step into a role on the board of directors.

    By May 29, 2024
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    WM focuses on Dallas region as landfill gas hub with opening of latest RNG plant

    Chief Sustainability Officer Tara Hemmer said the Lewisville, Texas, project is part of a larger strategy in a state where permitting and local relationships make it easier for projects to be completed.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Casella president outlines growth plans for mid-Atlantic and other priorities

    Ned Coletta, roughly six months into his role as president, is working on multiple aspects of the company’s strategy. He recently shared updates on disposal capacity, PFAS treatment, RNG projects, training and more.

    By May 16, 2024
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    South Florida composters eye opportunities as region faces disposal crunch

    A growing number of subscription haulers in Miami-Dade, Broward and other counties are signing up residential and commercial customers as local officials debate landfill and incinerator expansions.

    By May 6, 2024
  • Clean Harbors at household hazardous waste collection event in Abington, Pennsylvania.
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    Clean Harbors announces Noble Oil acquisition, ‘stronger than expected’ Q1

    Clean Harbors is also in the process of integrating its recent HEPACO acquisition, and its Safety-Kleen segment will soon partner with Castrol on a recycled lubricant partnership.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Archaea announces largest modular RNG plant yet at WM site; news from Terreva, Ameresco

    In a busy month for partnerships, new renewable natural gas facilities were announced in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Kansas and South Dakota, with the promise of more on the way.

    By April 30, 2024
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    RNG news updates from the waste industry

    Renewable natural gas facilities have become a growing part of waste and energy companies’ portfolios. Follow developments from WM, Republic Services, Waga Energy, Ameresco, BP’s Archaea Energy and more.

    By Updated July 3, 2024
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    Waste Connections seeing labor retention improvements as it eyes ‘record’ M&A year

    The company reported better-than-expected revenue for a quarter which included a sizable acquisition in Indiana. CEO Ron Mittelstaedt also shared updated thoughts on how PFAS regulations will affect the sector.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Vanguard, TotalEnergies announce joint venture for at least 10 RNG facilities

    The companies left open the possibility to expand their partnership to up to 60 organic-waste-to-RNG facilities. The first three facilities will be built on farms in Wisconsin and Virginia.

    By April 24, 2024
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    EPA agrees to finalize emissions enforcement plan for commercial and industrial incinerators

    The Sierra Club has argued that dozens of incinerators are following decades-old standards because the EPA failed to implement a federal plan. The decree would force a final plan.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Covanta announces rebrand to Reworld

    The new branding marks a shift in the company as it attempts to bolster its environmental services and sustainable materials management services.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Landfill methane, overall waste sector emissions continued to decline in 2022

    The U.S. EPA’s latest inventory of greenhouse gas emissions also tallied emissions from municipal solid waste combustion and anaerobic digestion.

    By April 12, 2024
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    LJP Waste Solutions names new CEO as part of growth plan

    Michael Malatesta, an industry veteran with experience building companies that were sold to Covanta and VLS, is joining the Minnesota-based waste and recycling company.

    By April 5, 2024