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  • News & Media Climate Hedgehogs and Foxes

    The Democratic take-back of House of Representatives and the recent introduction of the “Green New Deal” Congressional resolution have reinvigorated discussion of action on climate change. The Green New Deal resolution calls for meeting 100 percent of U.S. power demand through “clean, renewable, and zero-carbon electricity” – a recognition that it will take all of […]

    February 22, 2019
  • Super Pollutants “How does natural gas production contribute to ozone pollution?”: A podcast with The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

    Lesley Fleischman, Senior Analyst with Clean Air Task Force, answers the question “How does natural gas production contribute to ozone pollution?” In an interview with Carol Kwiatkowski, Executive Director of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), Lesley explains how ozone is formed due to venting and leaking of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the entire natural […]

    February 21, 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on carbon capture and sequestration and replace them with standards that are worse than business-as-usual and based on outdated technology.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
  • 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 ,
  • Decarbonized Fossil Energy CCS Could Reduce 49 Million Tonnes of CO2 Emissions From Coal & Gas Power Plants

    This time last year, the U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan bill called the Bipartisan Budget Act, which expanded and extended the 45Q federal tax credits for carbon capture and storage (CCS.) Happy anniversary, 45Q! As we entered a new world of 45Q, CATF took on the task of quantifying the impact of 45Q in the […]

    February 12, 2019
  • News & Media Clean Air Task Force Statement in Support of Green New Deal

    “Clean Air Task Force applauds the introduction of the Green New Deal resolution announced by Senator Markey and Representative Ocasio-Cortez today, and its call to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Dramatic action is needed to reduce the enormous risk posed by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. “Specifically, we support the inclusion […]

    February 7, 2019
  • Super Pollutants The ExxonMobil statement on proposed methane standards: a closer look

    “Exxon urges EPA to maintain methane rules,” proclaimed the Houston Chronicle on December 20. Reuters was even more celebratory: “Exxon Mobil opposes weakening Obama-era emission rules: letter to EPA.” From these headlines and other news articles on ExxonMobil’s comments filed in response to the Administration’s proposal to dramatically weaken the Obama-era new source standards for […]

    January 3, 2019
  • News & Media Trump to America’s Children: It’s Coal for you this year!

    U.S. EPA today announced yet another regulatory rollback holiday gift to the coal industry. While the country is distracted by recycling gift boxes and post-holiday sales, EPA quietly proposed to find that it is not “appropriate” to regulate the toxic air emissions from the nation’s coal- and oil-fired power plants. The proposal reverses a decades-old […]

    December 28, 2018