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  • Policy U.S. House of Representatives Reintroduces Crucial Legislation to Optimize the 45Q Tax Credit

    WASHINGTON, February 16, 2021 – Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act to optimize the 45Q tax credit that supports carbon capture, removal, and storage deployment as a critical means for achieving a net-zero emissions US economy by mid-century. The bipartisan piece of legislation aims to optimize the 45Q tax credit, including

    February 16, 2021 ,
  • Policy The Biden-Harris Administration is Hitting the Ground Running on Climate Change: Here Are Four Ways They Can Really Hit Their Stride

    It’s been a momentous first week in Washington for the new President and Vice President. Now, as the Biden-Harris Administration turns towards addressing the urgent challenges ahead, including COVID-19, climate change continues to loom large. Here are four opportunities that the new Administration can realize immediately to address climate change. Fulfill new promises to the […]

    January 26, 2021
  • Policy CATF Celebrates Decisive DC Circuit Ruling Overturning Trump’s ACE Rule

    “The D.C. Circuit has delivered President Trump a decisive blow to his backward approach to climate mitigation,” said Jay Duffy, CATF attorney representing American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, Appalachian Mountain Club, Clean Air Council, Clean Wisconsin, Conservation Law Foundation and Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy in the case. “What could be more fitting […]

    January 19, 2021
  • Policy Censoring Science Final Rule Statement

    As our nation just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, the Trump EPA continues to undermine the public health protections created by this critically important statute, signing a rule that would limit the Agency’s discretion to consider and weigh the value of public health research studies in its decision-making. The rule, known […]

    January 5, 2021
  • Policy The Clean Air Act at 50

    Today —December 31, 2020— marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Air Act. Shepherded by Maine Senator, Edmund Muskie, passed unanimously in the Senate and by a 374-1 margin in the House, and signed by Republican President, Richard Nixon on New Year’s Eve 1970, the Act arguably represents the most successful U.S. […]

    December 31, 2020 ,
  • Policy Bipartisan Clean Energy and Climate Bills Passed by Congress, CATF comments

    WASHINGTON, December 22, 2020 – After many years of stalled progress, Congress has successfully passed bipartisan climate and clean energy legislation. As part of the broader end-of-year spending and authorization package, key provisions will regulate greenhouse gas emissions and increase support for crucial clean energy technologies through new federal authorizations and extension of critical tax […]

    December 22, 2020 ,
  • News & Media CATF Statement On Landmark CO2 Infrastructure Bill Introduced In Us House Of Representatives

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 – Today in the US House of Representatives, four Members of Congress introduced a landmark bill to advance essential infrastructure to enable carbon capture, utilization, removal, and storage as a critical means of reducing CO2 from hard-to-decarbonize sectors on the road to net- zero emissions by mid-century. The SCALE Act (Storing […]

    December 16, 2020
  • Policy Clean Air Task Force statement on EPW Passage of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020

    Clean Air Task Force supports today’s passage of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  Introduced in November by Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), this bipartisan legislation will revitalize the United States’ nuclear infrastructure by […]

    December 2, 2020 ,