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  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA Supplemental Proposed Rule on “Censored Science”

    Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advanced another chapter in its effort to restrict the Agency’s use of the best available science by announcing a supplemental proposed rule that applies even more broadly than its original ill-conceived proposal. Despite strong opposition and concern expressed by the scientific community, environmentalists, and policymakers, indeed, EPA’s own Science

    March 4, 2020
  • News & Media CATF Statement on the CLEAN Future Act

    “Clean Air Task Force is encouraged to see the progress made by the House Energy and Commerce Committee leadership in creating the ‘CLEAN Future Act’ framework for a comprehensive climate bill that will achieve 100 percent decarbonization by 2050,” said Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director of Clean Air Task Force.  “From the Memorandum released by the […]

    January 8, 2020
  • Bioenergy CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2020 RFS Biofuels Requirements

    BOSTON, December 19, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations today that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2020 (and 2021, for biomass-based diesel fuels). “Today’s rule is more evidence that the RFS has veered severely off course. […]

    December 19, 2019
  • News & Media CATF Statement on Revised EPA Proposal on “Secret Science”

    CATF opposes any proposal that is inconsistent with EPA’s use of the best available science for regulatory decisions that impact public health and the environment. We strongly urge EPA to reconsider this proposal, and to take the blanket exclusion option off the table. The expansion of the rule’s scope and potential implications for regulatory science […]

    November 12, 2019
  • News & Media CATF Statement on GAIN Act Senate EPW Hearing

    Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is holding a hearing on the GAIN Act (S. 2662), which would eviscerate the New Source Review (NSR) program of the Clean Air Act. NSR currently requires a major source of air pollution, like a coal-fired power plant, to install best available controls whenever it undergoes […]

    November 6, 2019
  • News & Media Respiratory Health Association and Clean Air Task Force Study Finds Many Hundreds of Lives Saved and Thousands of Illnesses Prevented by Continued Operation of Four Nuclear Plants in Illinois

    CHICAGO, October 8, 2019 – With ongoing discussions of energy reform in Illinois as well as a ruling looming from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the PJM capacity market, the viability of state-supported nuclear and other zero-emission energy resources could be significantly impacted.  As a result, Respiratory Health Association and Clean Air Task Force […]

    October 8, 2019
  • News & Media EPA to propose eliminating methane regulations, CATF comments

    As it has attempted to do numerous times over the first two and a half years of President Trump’s Administration, EPA today announced a proposal to remove pivotal greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and natural gas industry in a move that has dangerous repercussions for our climate.  Today’s announcement signals that EPA will move […]

    August 29, 2019
  • News & Media American Lung Association, American Public Health Association Taking Legal Action against EPA on Dangerous ‘ACE’ Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2019) – Today, the American Lung Association and the American Public Health Association, represented by attorneys from the Clean Air Task Force, have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) repeal of the Clean Power Plan – the first-ever federal policy to reduce harmful carbon pollution from power […]

    July 8, 2019