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.

MATS, Take Two: EPA Still Supports The Rule (And EPA Is Correct)


Late last week, EPA issued a Supplemental Finding, concluding that it is still “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired electric generating units.


Legal challenges filed almost immediately after President Obama announced the Clean Power Rule may be premature.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a voluntary Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program, through which oil and natural gas companies can make and track commitments to reduce methane emissions.

Britain's Prince Charles(6thR) walks in

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants.

Britain's Prince Charles(6thR) walks in

On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxins (MATS) rule, ruling that the agency unreasonably overlooked the costs associated with the regulation. While the decision dealt a significant blow to the environmental agenda of the Obama administration and provided a rare win for the reeling… Keep reading →

Supreme Court: EPA Must Consider Costs In Power Plant Rule


The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Michigan v. EPA, reversing a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and holding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must consider costs of compliance before deciding whether to regulate hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted from power plants.

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Insight for Industry – Capital-Intensive Wind Energy Projects Will Rely on Streamlined Processes and Supportive Policies Continued wind industry growth depends on near- and long-term actions that can facilitate continued cost reductions, add transmission capacity, and streamline permitting activities to complement government policies. Domestic wind deployment has increased in recent years despite low natural gas… Keep reading →

Greenpeace Ship Esperanza Conducts Water Sampling In Manila Bay

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Britain's Prince Charles(6thR) walks in

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether EPA unreasonably refused to consider cost factors in its MATS rulemaking process. On November 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted petitions to hear state and industry challenges against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) to decide whether EPA unreasonably refused to… Keep reading →

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