Tag Archive: EPA

  • Oil and Gas Industry Now in EPA’s Crosshairs

    | August 21, 2015 | Add a comment

    EPA’s Regulatory Train Wreck continues. Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule seeking to slash methane emissions from new sources in the oil and natural gas industry by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. The proposal – a part of President … »

  • Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins

    | August 12, 2015 | Add a comment

    Early last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final version of the Clean Power Plan, the federal regulation designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants by roughly one-third from 2005 levels. Mere days after the final rule was released, Elbert Lin, solicitor general … »

  • ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson on OANN’s The Daily Ledger

    | August 10, 2015 | Add a comment

    American Legislative Exchange Council CEO Lisa B. Nelson appeared on One American News Network’s The Daily Ledger to talk with Graham Ledger about the 42nd ALEC Annual Meeting in San Diego. Ledger interviewed Nelson on a variety of topics, including the role of the EPA, Article V and the importance … »

  • Clean Power Plan Released

    | August 3, 2015 | Add a comment

    John At a press conference earlier today, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the agency’s final Clean Power Plan, unquestionably the most consequential and far reaching environmental regulation of this administration. We’ve written extensively in this space about the many concerns with the proposed version … »

  • Reports: EPA to release Clean Power Plan next week

    | July 29, 2015 | Add a comment

    According to reports published in both the New York Times and the Washington Post last night, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release its final rule targeting greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants sometime next weeks, perhaps even as early as Monday. The two newspapers … »

  • SCOTUS: EPA Must Consider Costs Before Imposing Regulation

    | June 29, 2015 | Add a comment

    The Supreme Court’s 2014 Term came to a close on Monday, but not before it issued a strong rebuke of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) handling of the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule and perhaps establishing a major precedent that could affect many federal regulatory agencies going … »

  • Previewing Michigan v. EPA

    and | June 26, 2015 | Add a comment

    Despite having already announced several significant decisions this week, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hand down another on Monday dealing with the Clean Air Act. The consolidated case Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency arises from EPA’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which target emissions of mercury, … »

  • EPA Wins First Legal Challenge to Clean Power Plan

    | June 10, 2015 | Add a comment

    This past April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments in two consolidated cases led by the state of West Virginia and the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corporation regarding EPA’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit sought … »

  • EPA Sets Sights on Airline Industry

    | June 8, 2015 | Add a comment

    Any day now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release an endangerment finding suggesting that greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes pose a risk to human health. Such a finding will then require the agency to regulate emissions under the Clean Air Act. Similar endangerment findings have been … »

  • EPA: Fracking Does Not Pose “Systemic” Threat to Drinking Water

    | June 5, 2015 | Add a comment

    Over the past decade, hydraulic fracturing (often colloquially referred to as “fracking”) has generated a great deal of criticism from environmentalists and other activists. However, after conducting a four-year study on the potential impact of fracking on drinking water resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found no evidence of … »