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  • Power Plants Regulation Works: How science, advocacy and good regulations combined to force a massive reduction in power plant pollution and public health impacts

    In 1996, Clean Air Task Force was founded to launch an effort to clean up emissions from coal-fired power plants.  Our primary goal was to massively slash their emissions of mercury, sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2).  So CATF’s first step was to document the impacts of power plant pollution through

    February 20, 2014
  • Super Pollutants Curb Methane Emissions

    For several weeks now the public and the media have cast increasing attention on Arctic oil and gas drilling, specifically regarding the plans of Shell to explore in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska. This is, pardon the pun, only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Arctic oil and gas […]

    July 23, 2012
  • Super Pollutants Arctic Drilling Must Protect the Climate

    Two years ago the world turned its attention to the Gulf of Mexico and the tragedy that was unfolding there, with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. This disaster brought a reinvigorated focus to the safety of offshore drilling, but the term safety must now be understood to not just cover spills and […]

    April 30, 2012
  • Power Plants The Sky is Not Falling and The Lights Will Still Be On…

    This week, NERC, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation—an industry-funded group charged with keeping the lights on—released a long awaited and much anticipated report on the impact of a number of potential EPA regulations for the power sector.  And guess what? Much to the chagrin of those who have said that we can’t keep the […]

    October 27, 2010