Tag Archives: Climate Change

U.S. to Withdraw from Paris Agreement; States and Local Governments Vow to Step Up

Yesterday, President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  Citing concerns about job loss, reduced economic productivity, and costs to taxpayers, President Trump stated that the U.S. would “cease all implementation” of the Paris Agreement.  The … Continue reading

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Litigation Update: Clean Power Plan, New Source Performance Standards, and Effluent Limitations

Clean Power Plan.  As we previously reported following the President’s March 28, 2017 Energy Executive Order, the Department of Justice has requested that the D.C. Circuit hold the CPP in abeyance while EPA conducts a review of the rule.  The … Continue reading

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President Releases Energy Executive Order

Earlier today, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.”  The full text of the order—which, among other things, outlines the Administration’s directives on the Clean Power Plan—is available here.  Stay tuned for a more detailed … Continue reading

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Global Energy Sector CO2 Emissions Flat for Third Consecutive Year

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that energy-related CO2 emissions in 2016 were the same as those in 2015, marking the third straight year of flat emissions.  Global energy emissions remained at 32.1 gigatons, despite growth in the global economy … Continue reading

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State Air Pollution Control Agencies Submit Recommendations to Trump’s Administration

Shortly after EPA Administrator Pruitt’s confirmation, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)—a nonpartisan association of air pollution control agencies in 40 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and 116 metropolitan areas—submitted a set of nine policy recommendations … Continue reading

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