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  • Power Plants CATF statement: D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Trump-era EPA Rule

    Yesterday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals threw out an eleventh-hour attempt by the Trump Administration to limit greenhouse gas emissions standards to power plants, ignoring all other industrial sources of CO2 that must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The “midnight rule” was immediately challenged in Court by a number of states and

    April 6, 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
  • Power Plants In a Reversal, EPA Maintains Standard for Coal-Fired Power Plants Based on CCS

    Yet, in a last-minute attempt to protect industry, says power plants are the only sources whose climate emissions can be regulated After proposing to repeal the first ever U.S. greenhouse gas standards issued in 2015 for coal-fired power plants – which are based on partial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) – EPA decided to leave them in place. […]

    January 12, 2021
  • Super Pollutants CATF Pushes Back On Oil and Gas Deregulation

    In order to protect the public’s health and welfare from the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector, CATF and our partners have just strongly pushed back on the Trump Administration’s most recent efforts to deregulate the oil and gas industry. Essentially, we are stating that EPA has blatantly and dangerously […]

    November 25, 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
  • Power Plants 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

    February 19, 2019
  • Power Plants 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.

    February 14, 2019
  • 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