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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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Supreme Court Declines to Review MATS

Today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Case No. 15-1152, Michigan v. EPA. Twenty states had asked the Court to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision to remand the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) without vacating the rule.  EPA, certain … Continue reading

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EPA Fires Back on MATS, Joined by Generators

Last week, EPA filed its brief in opposition to the petition of twenty states for a writ of certiorari, arguing against Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision not to vacate the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) while … Continue reading

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