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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.

Rolls-Royce Subsidiary to Pay $1.2Mln Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations

MTU America, subsidiary of the British car-manufacturer Rolls Royce, will pay $1.2 million in fines for violating US federal emission standards, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.

Laurence Tribe Says Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Like ‘Burning The Constitution’

President Obama's law school mentor offered legal analysis to Congress on retainer from the world's largest coal company which opposed the use of the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution. The post Laurence Tribe Says Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Like ‘Burning The Constitution’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why States Aren't Rushing to 'Just Say No' on Carbon Pollution Standards

The nation's governors aren't rushing to heed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for states to "just say no" to the Clean Power Plan, which would put the first-ever Clean Air Act limits on the two billion tons of climate-changing carbon pollution coming from our power plants. The number one goal of Sen. Show More Summary

JONATHAN ADLER: Yes, Gov. Whitman, states may choose which federal laws to implement: Former EPA a…

JONATHAN ADLER: Yes, Gov. Whitman, states may choose which federal laws to implement: Former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman appears to understand neither the Clean Air Act nor the U.S. Constitution. “Christine Todd Whitman served as the governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She is now an energy and environmental […]

How the Clean Air Act Holds Back the American Economy

Should Americans care about the decline of manufacturing employment? I’m inclined to think that the answer is yes. Overall employment is increasingly weighted towards the nontradable sector — particularly health care, education, and government, heavily-subsidized sectors plagued by low productivity levels. Show More Summary

EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

The EPA has approved new refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act, the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program evaluates substitute chemicals and technologies that are safe for the ozone layer. The […]

Obama’s carbon rule hangs on this one legal question

The EPA's plan to reduce CO2 from existing power plants relies on an ambitious new interpretation of the Clean Air Act. Will it stand up in court?

Shell Affiliates Pay $900,000 to Resolve Air Violations

Three Shell Oil Company affiliates have agreed to pay $900,000 as part of a settlement with the EPA to resolve Clean Air Act violations, including selling gasoline and diesel fuel that did not conform to federal standards. The agency says these violations resulted in excess emissions of harmful air pollutants from motor vehicles. Actions by […]

Wardrobe Malfunction! ‘Unhappy’ Reality Diva Teresa Giudice Assigned To Prison Laundry Job — ‘Not Her First Choice’

Teresa is cleaning up her act — and all her fellow inmates dirty clothes! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the Real Housewives of New Jersey has gone from airing her… READ ON

DuPont Chemical Plant Fined

DuPont has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the environment. CFCs damage the ozone layer. […]

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