Introduction of Smith-Luján Clean Energy Standard Legislation Builds on Momentum by States and Forward-leaning Utilities
Today, Sen. Tina Smith (MN) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM) introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019 in Congress. Consistent with climate science indicating that to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we must decarbonize by mid-century, this bill would put the U.S. electric sector on the path to net zero carbon
Environmental Groups Go to the MATS to Preserve Obama Rule on Mercury and Air Toxics
This week CATF, with other environmental, public health, and civil rights organizations, submitted comments on an EPA proposal regarding the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”). Led by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler and former industry lawyer Bill Wehrum, EPA is proposing to reverse a 20-year old finding that it is appropriate and necessary to […]
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 […]
Methane Waste Prevention Rule: Not Dead Yet
BLM’s Methane Waste Prevention Rule still has life. That is the takeaway from the new judgement by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit – and it’s good news for those who care about the waste of our nation’s precious resources (they belong to all of us), and about the climate.
Advanced Nuclear Energy
CATF Welcomes Introduction of Nuclear Energy Leadership Act
The Clean Air Task Force applauds the introduction of the bi-partisan Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA).
Testimony at Public Hearing on Proposed NSPS for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed EGUs
CATF Attorney Jay Duffy testified before the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, February 14th at a public hearing in Washington D.C., opposing the Agency’s proposal to rescind the current standards for new coal-fired power plants based on carbon capture and sequestration and replace them with standards that are worse than business-as-usual and based on outdated technology. Read Testimony
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.
Advanced Energy Systems
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 […]