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Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal See Record Drop in 2015

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with coal consumption dropped dramatically during 2015. EIA’s numbers indicate that coal emissions fell by 231 million metric tons in 2015, with nearly every state experiencing a … Continue reading

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Watch Now: EPA Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal

EPA is holding a public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan today, November 28, and tomorrow, November 29, at the West Virginia Capitol Building in Charlestown.  Speakers at today’s and tomorrow’s hearing will represent both national … Continue reading

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Maryland Suit Seeks Ozone Controls for Upwind Coal Plants under the Clean Air Act’s Good Neighbor Provision

Yesterday, the State of Maryland filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland seeking an order requiring EPA to perform its non-discretionary duty to either approve or deny a petition submitted by the state on … Continue reading

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EPA Moves to Hold Coal Ash Rule in Abeyance and to Continue Oral Argument

Last week, EPA filed a motion asking the D.C. Circuit to postpone oral argument scheduled for October 17 in Utility Solid Waste Activities Group v. EPA, Docket No. 15-1219, the litigation surrounding its Coal Ash Rule.  EPA also moved to … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Rejects “Perfect Substitution Assumption” in NEPA Analysis of Coal Leases

On Friday, the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in WildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management, Docket No. 15-8109, rejecting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to approve four coal leases in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) Region on … Continue reading

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