Clean Air Act

Mercury Rule Moves Forward

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

The federal lawsuit filed by twenty-three states challenging EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards is in the 8th inning, and things are not looking good for the challengers.

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

In his final State of the Union address last night, President Obama did not spend any time bragging about his signature environmental achievements, such as the Clean Power Plan or the Paris climate accord. Instead, he highlighted the need for a more flexible electric grid in order to accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy economy, noting… Keep reading →

General view of an oil refinery

Every time I open my hometown newspaper and see a negative op-ed on America’s first nationwide limits on power plant carbon pollution – the Clean Power Plan – I think, “Oh boy. Some new industry water-carrier opposing commonsense efforts to improve public health.” Now, to be sure, Texas is not the only state where groups… Keep reading →


On August 3, 2015, President Obama unveiled highly anticipated final Clean Air Act rules to address carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants.

EPA Tightens Ozone Standard…Again

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

On October 1, 2015, EPA announced that the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone would be 70 ppb, a 6.7% reduction of the current 75 ppb standard.

Suspect Arrested In JonBenet Ramsey Case

In February 2014, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted rules to directly regulate methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from oil and gas sources.


Since the president announced in January a national goal of reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry nearly in half by 2025, an outpouring of voices has supported the move. Now, EPA has proposed rules to help meet that target, and we’ve seen another wave of support – everyone from editorial boards in… Keep reading →


EPA on September 15, 2015, announced its National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs) for its Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 – 2019 and requested comment on them.


The Clean Air Act’s good neighbor provision prohibits upwind states from emitting air pollutants in amounts that will “contribute significantly to nonattainment” of a national ambient air quality standard in a downwind state.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soon expected to propose its new “enhanced” Natural Gas STAR program, providing guidelines for oil and gas companies that want to voluntarily work to reduce their methane emissions. Calls for voluntary measures by industry to address this pollution have increased in recent months, as the EPA is set to… Keep reading →

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