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May 23, 2024

U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA)

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EEI Sues EPA over Power Plant Rules’ Carbon-capture Requirement
The Edison Electric Institute has joined the litigation against EPA’s power plant rules under Clean Air Act Section 111, filing its own petition to review the rules and intervening in existing suits. 
Senate ENR Committee
Manchin not Ready to Give up on Bipartisan Permitting Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin rebuffed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's assertion that permitting reform was dead in the current Congress during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on load growth from data centers.
Basin Electric
SPP Shares Concerns over EPA’s GHG Rule
SPP told members the EPA’s final rule curbing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could hamper the nation’s ability to provide reliable service during the “swift” transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
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Republican-led States Sue EPA over Power Plant Emissions Rule
Republican state attorneys general sued EPA seeking to stop implementation of the agency’s final rule aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal plants and new natural gas plants. 
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EPA Finalizes Methane Reporting Rule for Oil and Gas Industry
EPA issued a final rule meant to strengthen, expand and update methane emissions reporting requirements for oil and natural gas systems, as required by the Inflation Reduction Act.
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EPA Power Plant Rules Squeeze Coal Plants; Existing Gas Plants Exempt
Coal-fired power plants nationwide will either have to close by 2039 or use carbon capture and storage or other technologies to capture 90% of their emissions by 2032 under EPA’s long-awaited final rule.
Portland General Electric
EPA Antes up Nearly $1B to Replace Diesel Heavy-duty Vehicles
EPA announced nearly $1 billion in grants from the Inflation Reduction Act to help cities, states, territories and school districts trade in their diesel-burning heavy-duty trucks and buses for new zero-emission vehicles 
The White House
Biden Announces $7B in IRA Funds for Low-income Solar
President Joe Biden announced $7 billion in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, to be used by states and nonprofits across the country to install solar in low-income and disadvantaged communities. 
Senate ENR Committee
Granholm Defends DOE’s 2025 Budget at Senate Hearing
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended her department’s $51 billion budget proposal for FY25 before hostile Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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EPA Rejects Stationary Combustion Turbine Emissions Request
EPA rejected an industry petition to exempt stationary combustion turbines from hazardous air pollutant regulations.

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