Monthly Archives: June 2014

Forest County Potawatomi Receive Public Comments on Air Rules

The Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC or Community) is finalizing proposed changes to its existing Air Quality Related Values (AQRVs) and establishing new AQRVs of Visibility and Vegetation. In addition, FCPC has established threshold effects levels (TELs) for the new … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Department of Natural Resources

U.S. Supreme Court: CERCLA Does Not Preempt a State’s Statute of Repose

On Monday, June 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision (7-2) holding that the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) does not preempt a state’s statutes of repose. Background The case involved a lawsuit … Continue reading

Posted in United States Supreme Court

EPA Sued for Failing to Conduct Evaluations of Jobs Losses Resulting from Enforcement of the Clean Air Act

Earlier this year, a number of companies filed a citizen suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging the agency violated § 321 of the Clean Air Act by failing to provide continues evaluations of potential job losses resulting from … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency

Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed standards to address carbon dioxide emissions from modified and reconstructed power plants under section 111(b) of the CAA. The proposed standards would only apply to units that are being modified or reconstructed. A modification … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Releases Major Greenhouse Gas Rules for Existing, Modified, and Reconstructed Power Plants

On June 2, 2014, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced proposed standards to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under § 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This proposal, titled the “Clean … Continue reading

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Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

Introduction: On June 2, 2014, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced proposed standards to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under § 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This proposal, titled the … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency