On November 16, 2022, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court heard arguments in two separate but related cases regarding Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program, an interstate carbon cap-and-trade program. Earlier this year in April, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration finalized regulations for the state to join the RGGI program. Wolf’s time in the […]
The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) declined to reinstate an order blocking the Biden administration from utilizing the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions (SC GHGs) as a key climate metric in Louisiana v. Biden on May 26, 2022. In February 2021, the U.S. Interagency Working Group (IWG) on the SC GHGs issued “Technical Support Document: […]
Several bills creating benefits and financing for carbon capture have been introduced in Congress and are seeing movement through bipartisan support. Carbon capture, also known as carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS), is the process of gathering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, typically from sources such as coal-fired power plants. Once captured, the greenhouse gas is […]
The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) January 2020 proposal to revise its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) prompted more than 172,000 public comments.
On September 3, 2016, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs), formally joined the December 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce emissions and take other actions to stem the advance of climate change. The two nations promptly urged other nations to follow their lead. The agreement enters into force […]