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85 FR 43692

ELR Federal Agency Update

Chesapeake Climate Action Network v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit granted a petition to reconsider EPA's Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule that exempted coal- and oil-burning power plant boilers' startup periods from numerical limits on hazardous air pollutants (HAPs...

84 FR 71862

ELR Federal Agency Update

83 FR 7239

ELR Federal Agency Update

Struggling for Context: An Appraisal of “Struggling for Air”

ELR Article

Richard Revesz’s and Jack Lienke’s new book, Struggling for Air, has attracted considerable attention: for instance, it was the subject of a symposium in this...

Grandfathering Coal: Power Plant Regulation Under the Clean Air Act

ELR Article

In their book Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal,” Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke detail the history of the Clean Air Act and the political compromises that led to exempting existing power plants from...

EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Understanding and Evaluating the Proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules

ELR Article

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan was accompanied by model rules for states that provide both a mass-based and a rate-based approach. The model rules, once finalized, will give states a streamlined but...

Oklahoma v. McCarthy

ELR Case

A district court held that it lacks jurisdiction over Oklahoma's lawsuit against EPA challenging its proposed emission standards for coal-fired power plants. The state argues that the proposed emission standards, if adopted as a final...

Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded EPA's rule limiting hazardous air pollutant emissions from power plants, holding that the Agency interpreted CAA §112(n)(1)(A) unreasonably when it deemed cost irrelevant to the decision to...