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EPA Officially Commences Unprecedented Regulation of Power Plants, Threatening Grid Reliability - Litigation Ensues

On October 23, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register its new rules to limit emissions from power plants. The most significant rule limits CO2 emissions from existing power plants....more

10/27/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Coal Coal-Fired Plants Environmental Litigation EPA Power Grid Power Plants State Agencies

EPA Finalizes Tougher Ozone Standards

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rule lowering the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb nationwide (2015 Ozone...more

10/9/2015 - Air Pollution Clean Air Act Compliance Cross-State Air Pollution Environmental Policies EPA NAAQS Ozone Regulatory Standards

Supreme Court Rebukes EPA's Broad Interpretation Of Its Power To Regulate GHGs And Sends Message For EPA To Carefully Proceed With...

On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision,1 affirmed in part and reversed in part the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") greenhouse gas ("GHG")...more

6/26/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants SCOTUS Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

EPA Proposes First Nationwide Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing U.S. Power Plants

Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its rule proposal to regulate the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the entire existing U.S. fleet of coal, natural gas, and other fossil–fueled power...more

6/4/2014 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Climate Action Plan Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Renewable Energy

February Closes with Significant Activity Relating to EPA's Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Last week saw two developments regarding EPA's regulation of greenhouse gases. On February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. the Environmental Protection...more

3/7/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA Conditionally Excludes CO2 Geologic Sequestration from RCRA Regulation

On December 19, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule revising the definition of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), to conditionally exclude carbon dioxide...more

1/8/2014 - Clean Air Act Department of Transportation (DOT) EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazardous Substances RCRA Underground Injection Wells Waste

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Narrow Review of EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Regime But Refuses to Review EPA's Endangerment Finding

On Oct. 15, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted six petitions for review challenging the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision affirming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") suite of greenhouse gas ("GHG")...more

10/17/2013 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions SCOTUS

Take 2: EPA Re-Proposes Its Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Power Plants

On September 20, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-proposed its regulations to limit greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted from newly constructed power plants, known as the GHG New Source Performance Standards...more

9/23/2013 - Clean Air Act EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions New Source Performance Standards Power Plants

EPA Proposes New Effluent Limitations for Power Plants

On April 19, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule establishing Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category. Although...more

5/2/2013 - Effluent Limitations EPA Power Plants Proposed Regulation

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