Category Archives: Clean Air Act

EPA publishes Clean Power Plan in Federal Register; States sue

A coalition of 24 states filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging the Obama Administration’s signature environmental regulation, the Clean Power Plan, in response to the regulation being published in the Federal Register on Friday. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey … Continue reading

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Michigan v. EPA: SCOTUS rules EPA must consider costs in initial decision to regulate.

Scalia, writing for the Court, stated that “[EPA] gave cost no thought at all, because it considered cost irrelevant to its initial decision to regulate,” he continued, writing, “It is unreasonable to read an instruction to an administrative agency to … Continue reading

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U.S. Court of Appeals denies petition for writ of prohibition on EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Rule

In In Re Murray Energy Corp. Judge Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion for the court which held that the petitioners’ petitions for review and petition for a writ of prohibition are denied because of a lack of finality.[1] On June … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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