Tag: Clean Power Plan

Pruitt on the Clean Power Plan

In the nomination hearing for Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s choice to lead the EPA, it was surprising that members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) asked few questions about how the nominee would address EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) should he be confirmed. This may be because President Trump has already indicated […]

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Trump Team says President-elect Wants Oklahoma AG as EPA Head

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team indicated that E. Scott Pruitt, a Republican and the two-term attorney general (AG) of Oklahoma is Trump’s choice to serve as administrator of the EPA. As AG, Pruitt has fought relentlessly against what he perceives to be federal overreach into the rights of the states and has continually expressed the […]

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Clean Power Plan Now in the Hands of D.C. Circuit

On September 27, 10 justices of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments from 16 attorneys divided over the legality of EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The hearing comprised a morning session that addressed whether authority for the EPA to promulgate the CCP exists in the Clean Air Act (CAA) […]

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States Ask EPA to Delay CPP Incentive Program

The attorneys general (AGs) of states that successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) while litigation on the CPP proceeds in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are now asking the Agency to extend by at least 60 days the current August 29, 2016, deadline for […]

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Do Not Help with the CPP, AGs Tell EPA

The attorneys general (AGs) of West Virginia and Texas do not believe the EPA should provide assistance to the states with implementing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) while the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of that rule is in effect. In a letter to Janet McCabe, EPA’s acting assistant administrator of Air and Radiation, West Virginia […]

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Next on the GHG Hit List: Refrigerants

Back in June 2013, President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan, a major component of which is to cut carbon pollution in the United States. The outline to accomplish this focuses on renewable energy, clean energy innovation, energy efficiency, and a cleaner transportation sector, but it also specifically addresses cutting carbon emissions from power plants, […]

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States Petition to Stay the Clean Power Plan

Promptly upon EPA’s publication of its Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the Federal Register, a coalition of 23 states requested that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stay the rule and consider its petition for review. The CPP requires that states take actions to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from existing […]

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Who’s Saying What About the Clean Power Plan?

President Obama introduced EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) for existing power plants by calling it, “The single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.” Once published, the CPP triggered a flood of reactions from ardent supporters, opponents, and those who say they must study the plan before taking […]

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