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ELR Federal Agency Update

The Supreme Court’s Stay of the Clean Power Plan: Economic Assessment and Implications for the Future

ELR Article

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is expected to play an important role in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. In February 2016, responding to appeals from some of the affected industries and states, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay...

Juliana v. United States

ELR Case

A magistrate judge recommended that a district court deny motions to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of young people against the U.S. government for failing to protect them from climate change. The plaintiffs alleged that the...

The Clean Power Plan and Statutory Interpretation: Is the "Building Block" Approach Permissible Under §111(d)?

ELR Article

In June 2014, EPA proposed an emission guideline for emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). This rulemaking--commonly known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP)--identifies as the “...

Does EPA’s §111(d) Proposal Rely on an Unprecedented and Legally Forbidden Approach to Emission Reduction?

ELR Article

In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed standards under §111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA)1 for state plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs...

Regulation of CO2 Emissions From Existing Power Plants Under §111(d) of the Clean Air Act: Program Design and Statutory Authority

ELR Article

EPA is establishing carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for existing electric generating units (EGUs) under §111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The prospect of undertaking such a significant regulatory program under the authority of...

PT Air Watchers v. State

ELR Case

The Washington Supreme Court upheld the state environmental agency's determination that an EIS was not necessary for a proposed biomass cogeneration project at a kraft pulp and paper mill. An environmental group argued that by not...