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EPA Releases Memorandum Outlining Changes to NAAQS Review Process

Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a Memorandum setting out changes to the process by which EPA reviews and sets National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  The procedural changes—dubbed a “Back to Basics” approach—are intended to “help EPA meet … Continue reading

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EPA Transparency Proposal May Limit What Agency Can Consider in Rulemakings

UPDATED 05.25.2018 EPA has extended the deadline for comments to August 16. On April 30, EPA issued a proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, “to increase transparency in the preparation, identification, and use of science in policymaking.”  With this … Continue reading

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The Numbers Behind the Nation’s Electric Portfolio

EPA has released eGRID2016, the twelfth iteration of its Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database.  First released in 1998, eGRID makes available plant-specific generation and emissions data for all U.S. electric generating plants that provide power to the electric grid … Continue reading

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CPP Update: Abeyance, Listening Sessions, and Climate Mayors’ Letter

On March 1, the D.C. Circuit ordered that West Virginia et al. v. EPA, No. 15-1363, the litigation surrounding the Clean Power Plan, should remain in abeyance for another 60 days.  Consistent with prior orders, the court directed EPA to … Continue reading

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Comment Period Closes on CPP Replacement Possibilities

Comments were due February 26 on EPA’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to gather information on possible replacements for the CPP.  The total count for comments submitted is over 251,000.  By way of comparison, the proposal to repeal the … Continue reading

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