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  • 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
  • News & Media CATF Statement on Introduction of Smith and Luján CES Bills in Senate and House

    Today, Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate that will set a federal Clean Energy Standard requiring decarbonization of the electric power sector by mid-century.  Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) is introducing a companion bill in the House. Clean Air Task Force, an NGO dedicated to developing technological, legislative and regulatory […]

    May 8, 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
  • News & Media Advanced Nuclear Advocates Applaud Senate NELA Intro

    A coalition of nine advanced nuclear advocates today applauded introduction of the bipartisan Nuclear Energy Leadership Act as an important step in creating a comprehensive blueprint for bolstering the next-generation of the nation’s largest source of reliable and carbon-free power. Led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Cory Booker […]

    March 27, 2019
  • News & Media “EPA, Are You Listening?”

    In response to Shell and ExxonMobil’s methane announcements at CERA Week, Sarah Smith, CATF Program Director, Super Pollutants, said: “It’s not every day that two major oil and gas producers call for tighter climate protections, but that’s what Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil did today. The companies called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to […]

    March 12, 2019
  • News & Media CATF Releases Modeling Study That Shows 45Q Carbon Capture & Storage Federal Tax Credit Can Have a Major Impact On CO2 Emissions Reductions Through 2030

    Clean Air Task Force (CATF) today released a comprehensive report on the near-term implications of the federal tax credit (45Q) for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. The study found that, as a result of tax credit legislation known as 45Q, which was extended and expanded in early 2018, nearly 49 million metric tonnes of […]

    February 12, 2019
  • News & Media CATF and NAACP Releases Study of African American Health Impacts From Oil and Gas Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2017 — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have co-authored a landmark report that demonstrates, for the first time, the specific health risks from airborne pollutants caused by oil and gas development impacting African American communities. The study, Fumes Across the […]

    November 14, 2017
  • News & Media CATF Report on Public Health Impacts of Pollution in Latino Communities

    WASHINGTON, September 28, 2016 – Clean Air Task Force (CATF), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), and Earthworks today released a report and interactive map that demonstrate, for the first time, the specific risks to Latino communities of diseases from airborne pollutants from oil and gas development. The […]

    September 28, 2016