William (Bill) Pedersen

William (Bill) Pedersen

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of EPA Greenhouse Gas Permit Rule but Leaves the Rule Mostly Intact

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency, acting under the Clean Air Act, required all new sources that would emit more than threshold quantities of “greenhouse gases” to get a preconstruction “prevention of significant...more

6/26/2014 - BACT Clean Air Act Climate Change Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permits Popular Power Plants SCOTUS Title V Utilities Sector Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

Supreme Court Reinstates Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court by a 6-2 vote reversed the D.C. Circuit and upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s Transport Rule, which imposed specific Clean Air Act limits on emissions in certain states to...more

5/5/2014 - Clean Air Act Cross-State Air Pollution EPA v EME Homer City SCOTUS

EPA Proposes Another Rule To Limit New Power Plant CO2 Emissions

Background - Section 111 of the Clean Air Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to set “new source performance standards” (NSPS) for selected categories of air pollution sources. These standards must...more

9/24/2013 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants

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