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  • Policy U.S. House of Representatives Reintroduces Crucial Legislation to Optimize the 45Q Tax Credit

    WASHINGTON, February 16, 2021 – Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act to optimize the 45Q tax credit that supports carbon capture, removal, and storage deployment as a critical means for achieving a net-zero emissions US economy by mid-century. The bipartisan piece of legislation aims to optimize the 45Q tax credit, including

    February 16, 2021
  • Policy Bipartisan Clean Energy and Climate Bills Passed by Congress, CATF comments

    WASHINGTON, December 22, 2020 – After many years of stalled progress, Congress has successfully passed bipartisan climate and clean energy legislation. As part of the broader end-of-year spending and authorization package, key provisions will regulate greenhouse gas emissions and increase support for crucial clean energy technologies through new federal authorizations and extension of critical tax […]

    December 22, 2020
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy CATF’s Statement on UK Green Recovery Plan

    CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE SUPPORTS UK GOVERNMENT’S GREEN RECOVERY PLAN FOR ITS EMPHASIS ON ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN CALLS OUT CARBON CAPTURE AND HYDROGEN AS KEY TECHNOLOGIES IN CLIMATE MITIGATION EFFORTS LONDON, November 18, 2020 — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) finds a great deal of optimism in the UK government’s Green Recovery plan that also directly […]

    November 18, 2020
  • News & Media Clean Air Task Force Welcomes Revised 2030 EU Climate Strategy

    BRUSSELS, September 17, 2020 — Today, the European Commission released a revised 2030 Climate Target Plan that calls for increased ambition in cutting greenhouse gas emissions 55% below 1990 levels, with actions necessary in all sectors. CATF welcomes the European Commission’s increased ambition on climate and the efforts to accelerate emission reductions in the near term. The Plan states: “The EU needs to raise its ambitions for this decade now and avoid leaving a heavier workload for future […]

    September 17, 2020
  • News & Media Statement from Earthworks, National Parks Conservation Association and Clean Air Task Force on Opening Legal Actions Against EPA Rescission of Two Regulations on Methane Emissions

    The National Parks Conservation Association and Earthworks, represented by attorneys from Clean Air Task Force, joined other environmental groups in filing two lawsuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging EPA’s unlawful rules that rescind important air pollution standards for the oil and natural gas industry. The two rules, which […]

    September 15, 2020
  • News & Media CATF launches Carbon Capture Projects Interactive Map

    CATF launches carbon capture projects interactive map on eve of Senate EPW hearing to examine development and deployment of large-scale carbon dioxide management technologies.

    July 27, 2020
  • Policy Federal Court Rejects Trump Administration Cancellation of Methane Pollution Rule

    SAN FRANCISCO― A federal judge late yesterday reinstated the Bureau of Land Management’s 2016 methane waste rule, aimed at protecting people and the climate from methane waste and pollution from oil and gas extraction on public lands. The ruling is the third defeat for the Trump administration’s efforts to suspend, delay or repeal the rule. […]

    July 16, 2020
  • Power Plants CATF Statement on Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

    In possibly the most cynical move to date by the Trump Administration in its efforts to revive the flagging coal industry, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today signed a final rule reversing a twenty-year old finding that it is “appropriate” under the Clean Air Act to regulate mercury and other airborne toxics from coal-fired power plants—the […]

    April 16, 2020