Clean Electricity Payment Program and EPA Performance Standards: Beautiful dance partners
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides the strongest statement yet on the climate impacts.
CATF statement on opposition to Supreme Court review of American Lung Ass’n v. EPA
Sixteen public health, environmental, and clean energy organizations today filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court
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…
More Midnight Coal from Mr. Wheeler: CATF Statement on EPA’s Decision to do Nothing on Ozone Pollution
In a blatant effort to cement bad law and policy decisions during what should be a transition period to a new Administration, EPA Administrator Wheeler announced yet another final rule today—this time keeping in place ozone standards that fail to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety. “That…
Nightmare Before Christmas – with Apologies to Clement C. Moore
It’s the week before Christmas And all through our houses Not a gadget should be stirring, not even our wireless mouses. We should be settling in for a nice winter’s nap, or even just shopping for toys and a cap, But in fact, we are busy, we haven’t closed shop…
Testimony at U.S. EPA Public Hearing on the Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update
CATF Legal Director Ann Weeks testified at an EPA virtual public hearing on the Revised Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update in support of further reductions of nitrogen oxide emissions from industry that would alleviate localized pollution that disproportionately harms low-income people and persons of color, as well as ozone pollution…
When is a Win More than a Win?
Our corner of the environmental legal community has been rolling in wins, this spring and summer, in court cases challenging the Administration’s environmental rollbacks. This is good news in the midst of the pandemic and the movement against systemic racism inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests, and should be…
CATF Statement on Legal Actions Defending the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
This morning, over 20 environmental, public health, and civil rights organizations have taken two legal actions to protect the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”). The MATS rule, which was issued in 2012, is fully complied with at this point and has resulted in a 96 percent reduction in these…