Craig Gannett

Craig Gannett

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Climate change Regulation Starts to Take Shape in Washington State

In 2015, the Washington Legislature failed to act on Governor Jay Inslee’s cap-and-trade proposal to limit the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. Since then, all branches of Washington State government, as...more

4/28/2016 - Carbon Emissions Carbon Taxes Clean Power Plan Climate Change Energy Sector EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Legislative Agendas Pollution Control

Is Carbon Capture and Sequestration the Best or Even an Achievable Control Technology To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions from...

EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new power plants rest on the agency’s finding that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies are “achievable” and the “best system” for the reduction of carbon...more

1/27/2014 - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Coal-Fired Generation Coal-Fired Plants EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Utilities Sector

EPA Reissues Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new fossil-fuel power plants, exercising existing authority under section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act. Proposed rule...more

1/13/2014 - Cap-and-Trade Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants

Sweeping Overhaul of Federal Energy Tax Credits Is Unveiled

This week, Senator Max Baucus, the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee who has been developing a comprehensive overhaul and simplification of the federal income tax, introduced a bill that would scrap 42...more

12/23/2013 - Energy Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy Tax Credits

The Pacific Coast Action Plan On Climate And Energy – Will It Make A Difference?

Late last month, the Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington joined with the Premier of British Columbia to sign a Pacific Coast Climate Action Plan on Climate and Energy (PCAP). Like its ill-fated predecessor, the...more

11/12/2013 - Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Climate Action Plan Climate Change Energy Energy Policy Environmental Policies Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CPUC Rejects Constitutional Challenge to RPS Rules

In a matter of great interest to owners of renewable generating facilities throughout the West, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has finally responded to the constitutional challenge raised by Cowlitz PUD...more

11/8/2013 - CPUC Energy Renewable Energy Renewable Portfolio Standards

DOE Asserts More Control Over BPA

In the wake of the Bonneville Power Administration’s recent hiring controversy, the Department of Energy’s headquarters has issued a memo announcing its exercise of more control over BPA’s decision-making. The stimulus for...more

10/29/2013 - Compliance DOE Energy Energy Policy Enforcement

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