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After Court Defeat, EPA Presses Forward With Water Rule in Some States

The Environmental Protection Agency pressed forward with its new water pollution rules on Friday, saying a court ruling blocking them from going into effect applied only to 13 states that brought the case.

What the EPA Rules Mean for Carbon Capture and Storage

In its final rules for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the importance of carbon capture and storage technologies to achieving U.S. carbon reduction goals. read more

EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King

On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used an excavator to dig away tons of rock and debris that were blocking the entrance portal of Colorado’s Gold King Mine, which had been largely abandoned since 1923. Water had been seeping into the mine and out of its […]

EPA’s Clean Power Plant Rules Include Offsets for Poor People

The Free Beacon reported: The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon pollution, contains an antipoverty transfer program to help offset the harm it does to the poor, a Wall Street Journal editorial explained. According to WSJ, the EPA has stated that they are concerned about low-income communities and wants […]

Families And The Clean Power Plan

The real reason President Obama is pushing the Clean Power Plan: The air we breathe. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Obama Administration Taking Bold Action Before Paris Climate Summit by Finalizing Clean Power Plan

This week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released the finalized Clean Power Plan. This is the first ever regulation on carbon pollution from America's power plants. Under the Plan, the U.S. will reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. read more

Farm Bureau: EPA Massively Increasing Its Authority

New maps released by Farm Bureau shows the federal government is massively increasing its authority at the cost of American producers. This news release from the group says the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. Show More Summary

I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more wind generation

The projected big winner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s pursuit of reduced carbon dioxide emissions by the power sector is wind generation. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, whose rules were unveiled Monday, is expected to trigger a boom in wind installations that could amount to a 63% increase in wind generation by the year 2020 […]

Well-deserved: CPP finally recognizes smart grid, demand response

One of the issues with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft Clean Power Plan (CPP) was its lack of recognition of options on the demand side and within the grid itself through generation, transmission and consumption for reducing emissions. Source: Well-deserved: CPP finally recognizes smart grid, demand response – SmartGridNews

Coast to coast: Largest U.S. utilities ahead of CPP 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) Final Rule, issued earlier this week, sets goals and mandates for the nation’s power plants to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that create pollution. But many of the nation’s largest electric utilities have already made significant reductions in the last couple years, according to a report […]


SPP Clean Power Plan Compliance Assessment – State-by-State July 27, 2015 (SPP Engineering) Executive Summary Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) June 2014 issuance of its draft Clean Power Plan (CPP) – which wouldShow More Summary

Clean Power Plan Brings Opportunities to Rural Nebraska

On August 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy announced EPA’s  release of the final version of the Clean Power Plan. It establishes the first limits on carbon pollution in the country. The...Show More Summary

Clean Power Plan is the Story of the Week, with Reactions Mixed

The big news came early last week. Last Monday, President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. read more

What the Editorials Say about the Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its final version of the Clean Power Plan this week... and the reviews are in from America's editorial boards. By my review through Thursday morning, the count was 39-6 in favor of the federal plan to reduce carbon pollution and related ill health effects. read more

EPA Accidentally Dumps 1 Million Gallons of Wastewater into the Colorado River

Well, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) goofed up big time and released one million gallons of wastewater into the Colorado River. The wastewater included heavy metals like zinc and copper. So much for protecting the environment.

Taking it to the streets: electric buses and Google mapping

Air pollution is a challenge everywhere and while, in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting power plants with its Clean Power Plan, other countries like China are capitalizing on the growing popularity of electric buses. Source: Taking it to the streets: electric buses and Google mapping – SmartGridNews

How Big of a Deal is the Clean Power Plan? Comparisons to Other U.S. Climate Policies

As any regular reader of the Energy Collective knows, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final Clean Power Plan (CPP) on Monday. There’s been a debate over just how important the final CPP actually is and how it stacks up against prior actions taken by the U.S. to reduce CO2 emissions. read more

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Nuclear Wins and Discontents

The Environmental Protection Agency released its final rule for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. You can view the rule here, watch President Barack Obama’s announcement here, and, not least, read NEI’s initial reaction...Show More Summary

5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek. Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever standards to limit carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. After an extended comment period during which the agency received more than 4 million comments, EPA is expected to finalize the plan this […]

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