Tag Archive: EPA

  • Clean Power Plan Published in Federal Register

    | October 23, 2015 | Add a comment

    Almost three months after being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the much anticipated Clean Power Plan has been published in the Federal Register.  Today’s publication means a couple different things. First, states and other impacted organizations can now file lawsuits challenging the legality of the rule, the … »

  • Projected Ozone Nonattainment Areas

    | October 2, 2015 | Add a comment

    Following yesterday’s news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lower the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from 75 ppb to 70, here is a map showing what sections of the country will be most affected by the revision. Areas shaded in red are counties … »

  • EPA Releases New Smog Rule

    | October 1, 2015 | Add a comment

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-awaited rule targeting ground-level ozone, a respiratory irritant derived from the burning of fossil fuels as well as other industrial activities. Ozone is not directly emitted into the air, but is instead created by a photochemical reaction between nitrogen oxides (NOX) … »

  • 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, … »