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Technology Leads, Regulation Follows

This week marks the release of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, an EPA Clean Air Act regulatory platform designed to reduce carbon emissions from American power plants. The #CleanPowerPlan has been called “the biggest action...Show More Summary

Antinuclear Bias in Clean Power Plan Could Allow Emissions to Rise

States that close existing nuclear power plants could be allowed to increase carbon dioxide emissions under a final EPA rule regulating carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act. For this and other reasons, the EPA acknowledged that its...Show More Summary

U.S. Clean Power Plan: Game-Changer for Curbing Climate Change

On August 3, President Obama announced the first national limits on carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Laid out in the Clean Power Plan, the new limits are a game-changer that will give a big boost to state efforts to tackle climate change through clean energy solutions. Show More Summary

Clean Air Regs Now Out: Back to the Legal Barricades!

Today's final Clean Air Act regulations on greenhouse gas emissions by utilities are being treated by some observers as just another marker in a natural transition to a new energy...

"U.S. Leaves the Markets Out in the Fight Against Carbon Emissions"

Eduardo Porter: In 1990, by an overwhelming majority, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to establish a market for electric utilities to trade the right to emit sulfur dioxide, one of the main contributors to acid rain. The law was based on a simple economic insight. If utilities facing high...

The Climate Post: SCOTUS Overturns Mercury Rule

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Clean Air Act required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the costs of its Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule when determining whether it was "appropriate...Show More Summary

Supreme Court overturns EPA MATS rule

The Supreme Court dealt the EPA a substantial setback in their Monday, June 29 ruling that struck down the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The 5-4 decision ruled that the EPA misinterpreted the Clean Air Act in that they … Continue reading ?

Court Upholds Lethal Injection Cocktail, Breyer Strongly Dissents

The Supreme Court released three opinions today, one day before the end of the term. Following last week's headline-grabbing opinions on marriage and healthcare, the Court continued making news, issuing rulings on the Clean Air Act, electoral redistricting and, chief among the opinions, the lethal injection. In the lethal......

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?

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