Monthly Archives: May 2014

EPA Set to Issue Carbon-Emissions Rules for Existing Power Plants

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy, announced that the EPA is set to issue the much anticipated rules on June 2nd for existing power plants under § 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The regulations could significantly limit greenhouse gas … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Assess SO2 Air Quality

On May 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed options for states and local air agencies to use air quality monitoring or modeling to determine whether areas meet the 2010 air quality standards for sulfur dioxide (SO2). Below is … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Protection Agency, Rulemaking in Wisconsin

Court Rules Environmental Group Failed to Exhaust Administrative Remedies When Challenging Permit

On April 29, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III, held that the Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin failed to exhaust its administrative remedies when it first sought judicial review under Wis. Stat. § 227.52 (Administrative Actions and … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources, Water

D.C. Appeals Court Upholds EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Regulations

On April 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation[1] of mercury and air toxics from coal- and oil-fired power plants (commonly referred to as MATS). This article provides background information … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory Train Wreck

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rules: EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, LP

This case involved a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (Transport Rule). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the rule in its entirety. The case was appealed to the … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory Train Wreck, United States Supreme Court