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Clean Air Act Permit Challenges — New Rules On The Way
In the United States, the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requires all "major sources" of air pollution to obtain permits detailing the conditions under which those sources are allowed to operate.
United States
9 Sep 2016
New Climate Change Guidance For NEPA Reviews
The President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has just issued a guidance document that addresses that question.
United States
5 Aug 2016
Implications Of The Clean Power Plan Stay
Late in the day on Tuesday, February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed, for at least a year and possibly longer, the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the EPA's widely-publicized regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-, oil- and gas-fired power plants.
United States
16 Feb 2016
EPA's New Refinery Rule—Next Generation Compliance In Action
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a new air pollution rule in September that illustrates how EPA is implementing its next generation compliance ideas.
United States
20 Oct 2015
What Comes Next For Mercury Emissions From Power Plants?
The immediate effect of today's decision is that the ongoing challenge to EPA's mercury regulations will be remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which previously upheld those regulations.
United States
30 Jun 2015
An Update On EPA’s Approach To Methane Emissions From The Oil & Gas Sector – Including A Summary Of The Agency’s Proposed New Reporting Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce between now and December 31, 2014 its plan for pursuing methane reductions from the oil and gas sector – including whether it will propose new emission reduction regulations.
United States
5 Dec 2014
EPA Proposes To Eliminate Affirmative Defenses For Many Clean Air Act Violations
The rule would prevent states from including affirmative defenses for emissions exceedances that occur during startup, shutdown and malfunction periods.
United States
23 Sep 2014
The Third Piece Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan: GHG Emission Limits For Modified And Reconstructed Power Plants
The EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for "new" and "existing" power plants have received substantial media attention.
United States
17 Jun 2014
EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Regulations – Simpler Than You Think
The EPA released its long-anticipated proposal for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants on June 2, 2014, to much fanfare.
United States
6 Jun 2014
EPA’s Next Generation Compliance Initiative – The Agency’s Latest Proposed Rule For Refineries Shows The Initiative In Action And Provides A Glimpse Of The Future For Other Industries
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a proposed rule that illustrates several of the agency’s Next Generation Compliance ideas in action.
United States
30 May 2014
CSAPR Reinstated, But Some Upwind States May Be Able To Bring As-Applied Challenges
The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule.
United States
30 Apr 2014
Deadline Extended To Submit Comments On EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits For New Power Plants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is extending until May 9, 2014, the deadline for submitting comments on its proposed rule to set greenhouse gas emission limits for new coal- and gas-fired power plants.
United States
1 Mar 2014
What’s In The Air This Year? Here Is What You Need To Know About The Clean Air Act In 2014
This year promises many important developments with respect to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation and enforcement of the federal Clean Air Act.
United States
31 Jan 2014
Shipping Fuels: New Sulfur Content Requirements For US Caribbean Waters
Cruise ships, tankers and other large ocean-going vessels entering coastal waters near Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands face a new regulatory challenge.
United States
6 Dec 2013
Power Plant Cases in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s 2013 term just began but it is already shaping up to be an important one for power plant owners and operators.
United States
8 Oct 2013
Does The Clean Air Act Preempt State Law Nuisance Claims Against Power Plants?
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said "no" and the decision has already prompted at least one new air emissions lawsuit against a power plant owner.
United States
30 Aug 2013
Divided Appeals Court Vacates Air Transport Rule Targeted at Coal-Fired Power Plants
Coal-burning power companies, coal companies, labor unions, associated trade associations, states and local governments petitioned for review of EPA’s Transport Rule.
United States
3 Sep 2012
Hydraulic Fracturing: Is Air The New Water?
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracing, continues to be closely scrutinized by the public and regulators alike for its potential impact on water resources, e.g., possible contamination of drinking water.
United States
13 Apr 2012
Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Connecticut v. American Electric Power
The Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari in the Second Circuit's Connecticut v. American Electric Power decision, which allowed federal common law nuisance claims to proceed against several utilities because of their greenhouse gas emissions.
United States
10 Dec 2010
Using Cap-and-Trade Bonuses to Promote Early Adoption: Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the Draft American Power Act
The Kerry-Lieberman climate bill promotes accelerated carbon capture and sequestration through cap-and-trade bonuses for electric utilities and industrial facilities that are early adopters of carbon storage technology and practices.
United States
19 Aug 2010
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