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  • 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
  • Power Plants Wheeler’s effort to run over science hits bumps in the road

    Science Advisory Board members voice concerns and seek answers from EPA as board engages in consultation and full review of EPA’s Censored Science proposal

    September 11, 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
  • Power Plants Affordable?… Clean?… Energy Rule

    This week, the Trump EPA finalized its latest gambit to revive dying, coal-fired power plants by issuing the so-called “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule. The final rule repeals the Obama Administration’s signature climate achievement, the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and replaces it with a rule that allows coal plants to invest in minor heat rate […]

    June 19, 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 ,
  • Policy 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 […]

    May 8, 2019
  • Power Plants 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 […]

    April 19, 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 ,