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A Roadmap for State Comments on the Clean Power Plan

Yesterday, EPA announced its decision to extend the comment period on the Clean Power Plan—the agency’s proposed rule to regulate power plant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under Clean Air Act § 111(d)—until December 1, 2014. The comment period was originally scheduled to last 120 days, until October 16th. You can find a list of compiled […]

EPA Targets Aircraft Emissions

The EPA last week said it would propose an endangerment finding, which would allow it to regulate aircraft greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act if it determines that aircraft GHGs contribute to air pollution and endanger public health. The agency says it will release its findings in April 2015. The EPA has in […]

DuPont Pays $1.275M to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

DuPont will pay $1.275 million as part of a settlement with the federal government for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances at its Belle, W. Va. facility between May 2006 and January 2010. The EPA says several of the releases posed significant risk to people or the Kanawha River. One DuPont worker […]

Clean Air Act Has Cut Air Pollution ‘Significantly’ Since 1990, Report Says

Since 1990, an estimated 3 million tons of toxins from mobile and stationary sources has removed from the air ever year, according to the report. The post Clean Air Act Has Cut Air Pollution ‘Significantly’ Since 1990, Report Says appeared first on ThinkProgress.

China index: Beijing cleans up skies, not its act

Air in the capital is the cleanest it has been since 2011, data shows. Dirty industrials are leaving town or even shutting down amid a weak economy, but that’s no real fix. Clean, sustainable growth across China needs robust institutions with persuasive carrots and sticks.

Guest Blogger John Nagle: The Clean Air Act Applies to Greenhouse Gases Because of What Congress Said, Not Because of What Congress Intended

In my recent CNN op-ed and in her previous post, Megan Herzog and I agree that the Supreme Court has properly interpreted the Clean Air Act (CAA) to apply to the emission of greenhouse gases. We just disagree about the correct manner in which to reach that conclusion. Judges and scholars generally favor an originalist […]

A Response to John Nagle: The Clean Air Act as a Whole Supports Climate Regulation

Last week, conflicting federal court decisions regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or “Obamacare,” set the nation abuzz. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation providing federal subsidies to low-income taxpayers who purchase health insurance through a […]

DuPont to Comply with Clean Air Act

DuPont will pay a $440,000 civil penalty and comply with air pollution control measures required by the Clean Air Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act at its DuPont Yerkes chemical manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, NY. The District Court for the Western District of New York approved the legal agreement, which will require […]

"You Want Clean Air? Well, Screw You."

We've just spotted a new form of conservative protest against the EPA and the Clean Air Act: Coal Rollers. Pick-up trucks customized to spew black smoke -- "the newest weapon in the culture wars." As one salesperson of these trucks put...Show More Summary

CO2 Emissions Regulations from EPA Narrowed by Supreme Court

Since the US Supreme Court affirmed in 2007 that the Clean Air Act (CAA) provides the EPA with authority to regulate CO2 and other greenhouse gases, EPA has pursued a growing set of regulatory initiatives. In each, EPA has attempted to fit GHGs into statutory and regulatory programs originally designed for more conventional pollutants – […]

Will the EPA's New Carbon Rule Survive Judicial Challenge?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed new carbon emission standards for fossil fuel power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The rules for new-build power plants fall under Section 111(b) and are known as the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). read more

EPA: Rolling Coal Is Verboten According To Clean Air Act

Once upon a time, tractor pull attendees who witnessed diesels churn out black smoke under the strain of a very heavy trailer decided to make their diesel-powered pickups do the same thing, sans said heavy trailer. The practice came to be known as “rolling coal,” and until last week, was nothing more than a potential […]

China's New Environmental Law and the U.S. Clean Air Act

China recently overhauled its basic environmental law in a way that brings it closer to the structure of the U.S. Clean Air Act. The new law also contains a provision authorizing public interest litigation by certain Chinese NGOs, and this is a huge step forward. read more

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Says EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the latest decision on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to regulate carbon pollution, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, but voted 5-4 to limit permitting requirements. Show More Summary

Cleaner Air Gave Americans a $4,300 Pay Raise

The Clean Air Act of 1970 brings benefits that consistently trump costs to the tune of thirty to one: $30 in benefits for every dollar spent on protecting the air we breathe. This past decade alone, benefits for the average major clean air rule trumped costs to the tune of 10 to one. read more

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

This week's batch of alleged criminals encountered some unlikely obstacles: an observant 4-year-old and the... Clean Air Act. 4-Year-Old Foils Babysitter's Plot, Say Police : The first sign that your devious robbery plot has a few holes is that it can't pass muster with a 4-year-old. Such was the case in...

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: Before the Supreme Court

You might think that the U.S. Supreme Court, having decided the Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Clean Air Act case on Monday, was done for the current Term when it comes to environmental law and policy. Think again. Today the justices met in conference to decide whether to grant review in a large number of pending […]

Air Conditioner Thief Sentenced To Prison On Clean Air Act Charges

It’s important to do your research and learn everything you can before embarking on a project so you can anticipate what things might go wrong. For example, your plan to steal air conditioners and disassemble them for parts could go wrong when you accidentally release freon into the air. That’s what happened to an Ohio man who recently took a … [More]

EPA Rules and the Clean Air Act

Peter Van Doren Will proposed EPA rules actually harm coal-producing states? The evidence isn’t clear, says Peter Van Doren, editor of Regulation Magazine.

Supreme Court Upholds Power Plant Carbon Emissions Limits

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the EPA reasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act to require power plants to limit their emissions. The post Supreme Court Upholds Power Plant Carbon Emissions Limits appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.

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