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  • Bioenergy CATF, other groups push EPA to protect natural landscapes from biofuel crop expansion

    Clean Air Task Force and Earthjustice filed a petition on behalf of 11 environmental organizations demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency protect prairies and other natural habitats from being plowed under for the purpose of growing more biofuel crops.

    December 7, 2018
  • Advanced Energy Systems De-Risking Decarbonization

    Guest Author: Bruce Phillips, CATF Board Member How do we get to the airport when we have an important flight to catch? What we don’t do is leave at the last minute without thinking about whether there is a traffic jam on the way, whether the airport parking garage is full or the length of the airport

    November 30, 2018
  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2019 RFS Biofuels Requirements

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2019 (and 2020, for biomass-based diesel fuels).

    November 30, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Deep Thinking on Geology and the Rollback of the Clean Power Plan

    If you’re like me, you’re alarmed by the regulatory rollbacks that are undermining health and environmental protections that we have enjoyed in the United States. One such rollback is EPA’s proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the regulatory requirements that would reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, with the “Affordable” Clean Energy (ACE) rule.

    November 20, 2018
  • Super Pollutants Time to Celebrate a Climate Success: Mexico’s Methane Regulations for the Oil and Gas Sector Have Raised the Bar for the Rest of the World

    The alarm rang at 3:15 am. Of course, I didn’t get the text from the airline that my flight was delayed till I was already in the cab to the airport. A one-hour delay meant my connection in Newark was going to be tight, real tight. Like sprinting through the airport, yelling at the gate […]

    November 14, 2018
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy California’s CO2 Reduction Program Opens Doors to CCS

    In September, California Air Resources Board voted on including CO2 reductions from Carbon Capture and Sequestration technologies under its Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program by incorporating a CCS Protocol into the regulation. Credits under the LCFS program stacked with the 45Q tax credit for CCS make CO2 reductions worth between approximately $135 and $150 per […]

    November 10, 2018
  • Super Pollutants EPA Data Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil & Gas Increase

    When EPA released data on US industrial 2017 greenhouse gas emissions earlier this month, the oil and gas industry was quick to point out that their methane emissions had fallen between 2016 and 2017. We’ll explore the methane emissions trend in future blog posts. First, however, we want to look at the bigger picture, because […]

    November 2, 2018
  • Power Plants EPA’s Latest Attempt to Make America Gag Again… The Trump “Dirty Power Plan”

    Yesterday the comment period closed on the Trump EPA’s proposed replacement for Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which the Agency proposed to repeal earlier this year. The Proposal, ironically named the “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule, is anything but affordable or clean. EPA’s own analysis shows that the Proposal would increase CO2 pollution from the electricity […]

    November 1, 2018