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Supreme Court Rules EPA’s Clean Air Act Authorities Went Too Far

The Supreme Court ruled the EPA took its mandate from the Clean Air Act too far. The 5-4 decision came down from the SCOTUS on Monday and was quickly followed from praise from industry groups and states. According to CNN, Bill Schuette,...Show More Summary

SCOTUS: EPA, You ‘Unreasonably’ Interpreted The Clean Air Act

In a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency “unreasonably” interpreted the Clean Air Act...

How Pain Keeps Us From Acting on Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, the cycle of pain and blame we’ve all been caught in is counterproductive. The majority of Americans share the same vision: a world with clean air and sustainable energy. Rather than being a source of pain, this vision can be a source of pride.

Utilities Pay $160M in Four Corners Power Plant Settlement

The EPA and the US Department of Justice yesterday announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires an estimated $160 […]

Ex-Baltimore Police Officer Comes Clean About Corruption On Force

A former Baltimore police sergeant took to Twitter Wednesday to air a stunning list of acts he said he participated in and witnessed during his 11 years on the city's force. Michael Wood gave a no-holds barred look at his career in a...Show More Summary

EPA Takes Strides to Reduce Emissions from Airplanes

The EPA intends to update the Clean Air Act, which was first introduced in 1963, to include jurisdiction limiting the emissions from airplane engines.

EPA taking first steps to regulate CO2 pollution from airplanes under Clean Air Act

The last big transportation sector that wasn't already regulated on the emission front.

Federal Court Finds Challenges to Clean Power Plan Premature

Legal challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, which would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act, came too early, according to a panel of federal...Show More Summary

Breaking News: D.C. Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Clean Power Plan on Procedural Grounds

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the first challenge to EPA’s proposed Clean Air Act Section 111d rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants (known as the Clean Power Plan) on the grounds that the rule is only a proposed rule, not a final one.  The court’s opinion can be found […]

The EPA is About to Regulate the Airlines. And It’s Much Ado About Nothing.

The EPA is likely to find - over the next few days - that aircraft contribute to global warming and thus they're required to regulate aircraft emissions under the Clean Air Act. But the regulations they promulgate are likely to already be met by nearly all commercial aircraft. Show More Summary

ANOTHER BREATHTAKING EPA POWER GRAB:  First, it was the Obama Administration’s rewrite of the Clean

ANOTHER BREATHTAKING EPA POWER GRAB:  First, it was the Obama Administration’s rewrite of the Clean Air Act.  Now, it’s rewriting the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the “navigable waters of the United States” like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition […]

Federal Coercion and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

An obscure provisions of the Clean Air Act becomes the basis for a sweeping effort to fight climate change. But is it constitutional?

Solving the Climate Crisis Will Strengthen Our Economy

When I voted for the Clean Air Act as a Member of Congress in 1970, I received a stern warning from special interests: environmental protection hurts economic growth. When I voted for the Clean Water Act in 1972, the Endangered Species...Show More Summary

EPA cites Bakersfield, Calif. oil train terminal with violations

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cited Plains All American Pipeline LP's Bakersfield crude terminal with violations of the Clean Air Act, according to a notice dated April 30.

PUNCH EPA BACK TWICE AS HARD:  The Obama Administration’s EPA has recently discovered, buried in ob…

PUNCH EPA BACK TWICE AS HARD:  The Obama Administration’s EPA has recently discovered, buried in obscure language (section 111(d)) of the Clean Air Act, that it has authority to demand drastic reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants.  The net effect of its demands would be the shut-down of many of the […]

Has EPA’s Proposed NSPS Expired?

Challenges to EPA’s emergent program to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under Clean Air Act section 111 continue to mount. Recently, the Attorneys General of 19 states sent a joint letter to EPA arguing that because EPA failed to finalize its proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for GHG emissions within one year—as the Clean […]

Sriracha: Hot Sauce House Tour

After a fiery controversy over hot pepper fumes in 2013, the Huy Fong Sriracha factory, located 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles, cleaned up its act—as well as its air—and now fuels the condiment’s cult status with facility tours.

Climate Action Is Driving Innovation, and Our Economy

Forty-four years ago this month, EPA announced its first set of national air quality standards under the Clean Air Act. That's 44 years of people breathing easier, staying healthier and for many, knowing they can walk outside and see...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation

The bill seeks to prevent the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions through any of its executive agencies. The post Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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