The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today upheld key actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases, including the endangerment finding, vehicle emission standards, and the tailoring rule for stationary sources.
The World Resources Institute hosts a roundtable discussion featuring former EPA administrators, elected officials, and business and health leaders on “The State of the Clean Air Act: Past, Present and Future” on January 23, 2012.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued today the first national standards to control mercury and other toxic air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. These standards follow from the bi-partisan 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments that mandated that EPA require control of toxic air pollutants including mercury.
New rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These
rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will EPA mercury rules influence the electricity system? This fact sheet updates earlier assessments by taking a close look at recent studies on the reliability of the electricity grid to answer that question.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards for new and modified power plants to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.