Tag Archives: MATS

D.C. Circuit Holds in Abeyance MATS and NSPS Litigation

In addition to the D.C. Circuit’s order granting EPA’s motion to hold in abeyance litigation surrounding the Clean Power Plan, the court last week also put holds on ongoing litigation over EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) 2016 Supplemental … Continue reading

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5th Circuit Grants Abeyance and EPA Postpones Compliance Deadlines for Effluent Limitation Guidelines; EPA Submits Further Abeyance Motions

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued an order granting EPA’s motion to hold Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. EPA (consolidated challenges to EPA’s “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category” (Rule)) in abeyance for … Continue reading

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As Administration Transitions, President Obama and Executive Agencies Recap Achievements

On January 9, Science Magazine published an online editorial by President Obama entitled “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy.”  In it, President Obama addresses the decoupling of economic growth from energy sector emissions, private sector initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Opening Briefs Filed in NSPS, MATS Litigation

On December 14, EPA filed its initial brief in North Dakota v. EPA, the challenge to EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new power plants.  Issues include EPA’s determinations regarding the viability and cost of carbon capture and storage and the … Continue reading

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Litigation Maps Illustrate State Involvement in Power Sector Environmental Regulation Suits

States are on both sides of the various lawsuits over EPA’s regulation of air emissions from the power sector.  To assist readers with tracking state and local government participation in active litigation, Considering the Grid has compiled maps showing the … Continue reading

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