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  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: Four Critical Policy Goals

    The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) has just released its latest annual report with some positive news about new projects, but at the same time, presenting a clear-eyed view on how far and how quickly we must proceed if carbon capture, utilization & storage (CCUS) is to play a critical role in addressing […]

    December 9, 2019
  • 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 ,
  • Super Pollutants Memo: Modeled impacts from EPA methane rollbacks

    In 2016, U.S. EPA issued landmark standards for new and modified facilities in the oil production and natural gas production, process, and transmission and storage industries. These standards reduce methane and other harmful air pollutants from facilities they cover in several key ways. Furthermore, the promulgation of methane pollution standards from these new and modified […]

    November 14, 2019
  • News & Media CATF Statement on Revised EPA Proposal on “Secret Science”

    CATF opposes any proposal that is inconsistent with EPA’s use of the best available science for regulatory decisions that impact public health and the environment. We strongly urge EPA to reconsider this proposal, and to take the blanket exclusion option off the table. The expansion of the rule’s scope and potential implications for regulatory science […]

    November 12, 2019
  • News & Media CATF Statement on GAIN Act Senate EPW Hearing

    Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is holding a hearing on the GAIN Act (S. 2662), which would eviscerate the New Source Review (NSR) program of the Clean Air Act. NSR currently requires a major source of air pollution, like a coal-fired power plant, to install best available controls whenever it undergoes […]

    November 6, 2019
  • Super Pollutants CATF Testimony on Proposal to Eliminate the Direct Regulation of Methane from EPA’s New Source Performance Standards

    On October 17, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its only public hearing on Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate the direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. Sarah Smith, CATF Super Pollutants Program Director, was honored to testify against this proposal alongside more than 90 impacted community members and […]

    October 17, 2019
  • News & Media Respiratory Health Association and Clean Air Task Force Study Finds Many Hundreds of Lives Saved and Thousands of Illnesses Prevented by Continued Operation of Four Nuclear Plants in Illinois

    CHICAGO, October 8, 2019 – With ongoing discussions of energy reform in Illinois as well as a ruling looming from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the PJM capacity market, the viability of state-supported nuclear and other zero-emission energy resources could be significantly impacted.  As a result, Respiratory Health Association and Clean Air Task Force […]

    October 8, 2019
  • Bioenergy RFS Politics Keep Ping-Ponging and the Environment Keeps Losing

    If a contest was held to identify the Trump Administration’s most haywire, least efficient, most higgledy-piggledy exercise in policymaking, its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard would have to be in the running. Surely other policy initiatives have caused more harm in the past three years, environmental and otherwise—but the RFS is no slouch in […]

    October 4, 2019