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July 19, 2024

West Virginia v. EPA

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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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Biden Names 3 Nominees to Give FERC 5 Members Again
President Biden announced three FERC nominees, which would bring the agency back to a full complement of five members even after Commissioner Allison Clements leaves.
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Regan: New EPA Standards Designed to not Jeopardize Grid Reliability
The EPA administrator said his agency’s proposed CO2 emission standards for power plants target “the most egregious sources” without compromising reliability.
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EPA Proposes New Emissions Standards for Power Plants
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.
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West Virginia v. EPA Ruling: `Nuclear Bomb’ or `Speed Limit’?
The Supreme Court’s ruling on EPA's regulation of GHG emissions will chill agency rulemakings but won't cripple regulation, attorneys told an EBA forum.
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NARUC Weighs SCOTUS Decision’s Impact on Coal
A NARUC session on carbon emissions from power plants weighed the potential effects of the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA.
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Lawyers: West Va. v. EPA is ‘Seizure of Power from Congress’
A panel of legal experts said the Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA could place constraints on congressional efforts to address climate change.
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FHWA Proposes New GHG Reduction Rules for US Highways
A new proposed federal rule aimed at cutting GHG emissions raised questions about whether it would pass muster under new judicial review standards.
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Biden Admin. Sees Climate Action Via Private Sector After Court Ruling
The Biden administration will continue to seek private industry's help in cutting GHG emissions following the Supreme Court ruling limiting EPA's powers.
What They’re Saying About West Virginia v. EPA Decision
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.

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