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D.C. Circuit Extends Abeyance of Clean Power Plan Litigation, Possibly for the Last Time?

The litigation over the CPP has been on hold for over a year, and yesterday the the D.C. Circuit ordered that it remain in abeyance for another 60 days.  At least some of the judges, however, appear to be growing … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Comment on its Cost-Benefit Analyses

UPDATED 07.03.2018 EPA has extended the deadline for comments to August 13. EPA is seeking public comment on how it should consider costs and benefits in its rulemakings through a recently published advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled Increasing … Continue reading

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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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