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  • 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
  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA’s Release of the Final “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) Rule

    Not an ACE, but a joker. With its “repeal and replacement” of the Clean Power Plan, once again Trump’s EPA plays a losing hand. Unfortunately, the American public will be the ultimate losers. Here’s why: EPA’s ACE rule is nothing more than a cynical attempt to preclude coal-fired power plants from reducing their climate pollution […]

    June 19, 2019 ,
  • News & Media CATF Statement on Introduction of Smith and Luján CES Bills in Senate and House

    Today, Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that will set a federal Clean Energy Standard requiring decarbonization of the electric power sector by mid-century.  Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) is introducing a companion bill in the House. Clean Air Task Force, an NGO dedicated to developing technological, legislative and regulatory […]

    May 8, 2019 ,
  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA MATS Proposal Comments

    In comments filed late Wednesday, a coalition of Environmental, Public Health, and Civil Rights organizations have strongly opposed EPA’s proposal, 84 Fed. Reg. 2670 (Feb. 7, 2019), that it is not “appropriate” to regulate emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired electric generating units. The coalition states that EPA’s proposal […]

    April 18, 2019 ,
  • News & Media CATF Statement on Murkowski, Manchin CCUS Legislation

    Clean Air Task Force supports Senators Manchin and Murkowski in their efforts to expand support for transformational carbon capture utilization and storage technologies in the proposed Enhancing Fossil Fuel Energy Carbon Technology Act. CATF supports the bill’s goal of creating four new programs to further develop transformational CCUS technologies for coal- and gas-fueled power and […]

    April 11, 2019
  • News & Media Advanced Nuclear Advocates Applaud Senate NELA Intro

    A coalition of nine advanced nuclear advocates today applauded introduction of the bipartisan Nuclear Energy Leadership Act as an important step in creating a comprehensive blueprint for bolstering the next-generation of the nation’s largest source of reliable and carbon-free power. Led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Cory Booker […]

    March 27, 2019 ,
  • News & Media “EPA, Are You Listening?”

    In response to Shell and ExxonMobil’s methane announcements at CERA Week, Sarah Smith, CATF Program Director, Super Pollutants, said: “It’s not every day that two major oil and gas producers call for tighter climate protections, but that’s what Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil did today. The companies called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to […]

    March 12, 2019 ,
  • News & Media Climate Hedgehogs and Foxes

    The Democratic take-back of House of Representatives and the recent introduction of the “Green New Deal” Congressional resolution have reinvigorated discussion of action on climate change. The Green New Deal resolution calls for meeting 100 percent of U.S. power demand through “clean, renewable, and zero-carbon electricity” – a recognition that it will take all of […]

    February 22, 2019