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Climate News Roundup: Week of 4/01

EPA to impose first greenhouse gas limits on power plants, Washington Post, Mar 27 The US EPA issued its first regulations addressing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The regulation is a New Source Performance Standard, meaning that it applies only to new power plants that are not yet permitted or under construction. The standard [...]
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Supreme Court trims EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

Business & Finance : Newsweek: Business

In a mixed decision, the Supreme Court on Monday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency's power to combat climate change by placing limits on its program that regulates emissions from power plants and factories. In a 5-4 ruli...

EPA Proposes New Power Plant Emissions Standards

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective

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Media Matters Exposes TV News Bias Against Climate Action: “76% Of Total Guests Were Opponents Of GHG Regulation”

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress

The EPA is currently considering new regulations of toxic chemicals, heavy metals and, of course, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants. But these proposed regulations have spawned an aggressive group of opponents who cla...

Supreme Court: EPA Should Have Considered Cost When Deciding Whether Mercury Limits For Power Plants Were Appropriate

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective

The United States Supreme Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly refused to consider costs when determining whether it was “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury emissions from power plants under the...

EPA Announces New Performance Standards for Power Plants

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Matters

EPA recently announced new performance standards for power plants that limit carbon dioxide emissions. The proposed rule formally recognizes the importance of regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and effectively eliminates ...

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