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In a Reversal, EPA Maintains Standard for Coal-Fired Power Plants Based on CCS

Yet, in a last-minute attempt to protect industry, says power plants are the only sources whose climate emissions can be regulated After proposing to repeal the first ever U.S. greenhouse gas standards issued in 2015 for coal-fired power plants – which are based on partial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) – EPA decided to leave them in place. […]

January 12, 2021
Policy

Censoring Science Final Rule Statement

As our nation just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, the Trump EPA continues to undermine the public health protections created by this critically important statute, signing a rule that would limit the Agency’s discretion to consider and weigh the value of public health research studies in its decision-making. The rule, known […]

January 5, 2021
Policy

The Clean Air Act at 50

Today —December 31, 2020— marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Air Act. Shepherded by Maine Senator, Edmund Muskie, passed unanimously in the Senate and by a 374-1 margin in the House, and signed by Republican President, Richard Nixon on New Year’s Eve 1970, the Act arguably represents the most successful U.S. […]

December 31, 2020
News & Media

CATF Donor Spotlight – Ralph Taylor and Flo Brown

“What makes CATF different is that you are able to accurately size-up the climate change challenge before us and equipped to do something about it.” -Ralph Taylor, CATF donor partner Ralph Taylor and Flo Brown have been donor partners of Clean Air Task Force since 2019, however, Ralph has been a passionate advocate for the […]

December 30, 2020
Power Plants

More Midnight Coal from Mr. Wheeler: CATF Statement on EPA’s Decision to do Nothing on Ozone Pollution

In a blatant effort to cement bad law and policy decisions during what should be a transition period to a new Administration, EPA Administrator Wheeler announced yet another final rule today—this time keeping in place ozone standards that fail to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety. “That failure to meet the Clean […]

December 23, 2020
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

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