Clean Power Plan (CPP)
Two key Republican senators asked FERC to hold formal technical conferences on EPA's Power Plant Rule, noting the regulator did so for Obama's Clean Power Plan.
The EPA administrator said his agency’s proposed CO2 emission standards for power plants target “the most egregious sources” without compromising reliability.
EPA announced proposed rules to reduce CO2 emissions from coal and gas power plants by requiring them to use carbon capture and co-firing of hydrogen.
EPA is poised to issue rules that would require all coal and gas-fired power plants to reduce or capture nearly all of their carbon dioxide emissions by 2040.
The Biden administration will continue to seek private industry's help in cutting GHG emissions following the Supreme Court ruling limiting EPA's powers.
Reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA came fast and, predictably, framed with an eye on the upcoming midterm elections.
The Supreme Court ruled that EPA lacks authority to compel generation shifting to reduce CO2 emissions, citing a lack of “clear congressional authorization.”
EPA Administrator Michael Regan is confident the electric power sector will continue cutting GHG emissions despite a challenge to the agency’s authority.
The battle over federal rules controlling power plant emissions is heating up again as EPA prepares to issue revised regulations by the end of the year.
The Supreme Court’s liberals defended EPA’s power to issue “beyond-the-fence-line” rules on power plants in a challenge by the coal industry and 20 states.
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