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Court Holds Clean Power Plan Litigation in Abeyance

Today, the D.C. Circuit granted EPA’s motion to hold the consolidated cases challenging the Clean Power Plan in abeyance.  The court ordered a 60-day abeyance and directed EPA to file status reports at 30-day intervals.  The court further directed supplemental … Continue reading

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Columbia University Report Shows that Environmental Regulations are Not the Primary Threats to Coal

A recent report by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy has found that declines in coal generation, while due to a variety of factors, are unlikely to be significantly reversed by implementing all the actions in last month’s energy … Continue reading

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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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U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Continued to Decline in 2016

While global energy-related CO2 emissions remained flat in 2016, U.S. energy sector emissions fell by 1.7% according to the EIA.  This drop continues the trend of declining energy-related emissions in the U.S.  The 5,170 million metric tons emitted in 2016 … Continue reading

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To Abey, or Not to Abey. That is the Question.

Parties on both sides of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) litigation have filed responses to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motions to hold the cases in abeyance, with those challenging the rules filing in … Continue reading

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