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.
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.
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 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 […]
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
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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
The administration says Obama will bypass Congress again and invoke executive authority under the Clean Air Act to set new rules.
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. […]
My introduction to Henry Waxman came in 1980 watching the film "HR 6161: An Act of Congress" in my political science class at American University. The story was about the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 where a second-term Rep. Show More Summary
The land of jammed freeways and bad air has come a long way in recent years toward cleaning up its act.
The Growing Trend of Unattainable Regulations The Clean Air Act has been a successful environmental statute. Air quality has improvedRead the Rest...
This past week, at President Obama's direction, the Environmental Protection Agency continued to use its extensive powers granted under the Clean Air Act (thank you, 1970 United States Congress) and announced a new, tighter regulation on ozone pollution. read more
The subject of statutory cross-references may seem incredibly arcane, but EPA’s proposed carbon rule for existing plants may stand or fall depending on the relationship between section 111(d) and section 112 of the Clean Air Act. The House and Senate versions of section 111(d) both accidentally got into the final bill. EPA has regulated the […]
This past week, at President Obama's direction the EPA continued to use its extensive powers under the Clean Air Act (thank you 1970 U.S. Congress) and announced a new tighter regulation on ozone pollution. As one might expect, these rules are being described by some in the new Republican Congress as anti-business, job-killing regulation. Show More Summary
This week the EPA announced a proposal for a drastic cut in ground-level ozone standards in the U.S. in a bid to prevent air-quality-related health issues and reduce environmental impacts. Currently, the allowable level of ozone is 75 parts per billion (ppb).
Leaning on the Clean Air Act of 1970, President Obama has shaped his legacy and reshaped environmental policy more than any previous occupant of the White House.
When you walk through the streets of New York or Washington or even Houston or Los Angeles today, the air is clear -- by at least global standards. That's due, in part to the 1963 Clean Air Act in the United States, which together with...Show More Summary