Affordable?… Clean?… Energy Rule
This week, the Trump EPA finalized its latest gambit to revive dying, coal-fired power plants by issuing the so-called “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule. The final rule repeals the Obama Administration’s signature climate achievement, the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and replaces it with a rule that allows coal plants to invest in minor heat rate
Environmental Groups go to the MATS to preserve Obama Rule on Mercury and Air Toxics
This week CATF, with other environmental, public health, and civil rights organizations, submitted comments on an EPA proposal regarding the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”). Led by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler and former industry lawyer Bill Wehrum, EPA is proposing to reverse a 20-year old finding that it is appropriate and necessary to […]
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 […]
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 […]
CATF, other groups push EPA to protect natural landscapes from biofuel crop expansion
Clean Air Task Force and Earthjustice filed a petition on behalf of 11 environmental organizations demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency protect prairies and other natural habitats from being plowed under for the purpose of growing more biofuel crops.
Trump EPA’s Proposed Revision to New Power Plant Carbon Dioxide Standards is Worse than Business as Usual
The Clean Air Act, as well as regard for our future, demand that new power plants install the best pollution controls.
EPA’s Latest Attempt to Make America Gag Again… The Trump “Dirty Power Plan”
Yesterday the comment period closed on the Trump EPA’s proposed replacement for Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which the Agency proposed to repeal earlier this year. The Proposal, ironically named the “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule, is anything but affordable or clean. EPA’s own analysis shows that the Proposal would increase CO2 pollution from the electricity […]
The Trump Administration Takes a Dangerous New Path in Proposing Changes to EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Rule
Among the casualties of conservative “principles” sacrificed to the crony capitalism evinced by the Trump Administration is that of using holistic cost-benefit analysis to help set environmental priorities.