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Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, No. 12-1146, 44 ELR 20132...

79 FR 44332

ELR Federal Agency Update

International Climate Action Without Congress: Does §115 of the Clean Air Act Provide Sufficient Authority?

ELR Article

The ongoing rancor in Congress over climate change makes it unlikely that the United States will ratify a treaty as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. Executive agreements are often seen as interchangeable with Article II treaties, and...

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held that EPA's regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new motor vehicles did not automatically trigger the CAA's permitting requirements for stationary sources that emit GHGs. The Court, therefore,...

79 FR 10750

ELR Federal Agency Update

78 FR 54602

ELR Federal Agency Update

Offsets Under §111 of the Clean Air Act: The Inconvenient Need for Additionality and the Role of Super-Categories

ELR Article

On the assumption that a trading system can constitute a performance standard for GHGs under the CAA, the question arises whether “offsets” should be creditable for compliance. Crediting reduces compliance costs. For environmental...

EPA’s Missed Opportunity to Ground Its GHG Tailoring Rule in the Statute: What the Situs Argument Would Mean for the Future of the PSD Program

ELR Article

On February 28 and 29, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit heard oral argument in a series of closely watched lawsuits challenging regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (...

China’s Energy Conservation and Carbon Emissions Reduction System: Development and Status Quo of the Regulatory and Institutional Framework

ELR Article

Recent literature describing climate change governance at the international level emphasizes the need for more comprehensive domestic action to reduce carbon emissions. To date, China’s voluntary carbon reduction schemes indicate a more...