Author Archives: Jessica Bell

EPA Asks Court Not to Issue “Advisory Opinion” on CPP

On April 12, EPA filed a response in support of its motion to hold the CPP litigation in abeyance.  In this response, EPA argues that “it is not the proper role of this Court to try to shape a potential forthcoming … Continue reading

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California Regulators Vote to Move Forward With Auto Standards

Last week, the California Air Resources Board voted to keep its vehicle emissions standards through 2025 as part of its Midterm Evaluation of the standards.  The Midterm Evaluation is a process for the California Air Resources Board, EPA, and the … Continue reading

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GAO Reports on Residential Generation and Storage

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report, Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges.  The report considers innovations that have allowed the new and increased availability of such technologies, as deployed … Continue reading

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Executive Order Addresses Waters of the United States Rule

UPDATED 03.07.2017 The Notice of Intent to review and rescind the Clean Water Rule as published in the Federal Register is available here. On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic … Continue reading

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The Paris Agreement and the New Administration

Earlier this month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its report entitled Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran Nuclear Agreement.  This report examines issues around withdrawing from treaties under domestic and international law, specifically … Continue reading

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