Some top stories from the past week.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is promising to scrap the Obama administration’s climate change agenda essentially in its entirety -- including the landmark Paris Agreement -- while pledging to boost fossil fuel production, lift a moratorium on federal coal extraction and approve the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Leaders of the G-7 nations are increasing the pressure on negotiators in several ongoing global climate talks, ramping up support for agreements this year to phase down high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and to curb greenhouse gases from aircraft, while doubling down on commitments to implement the Paris climate deal.
A prominent law professor is arguing that section 115 of the Clean Air Act could be the basis for a North American greenhouse gas trading or tax program -- with no new action required from Congress -- expanding upon prior claims from other legal experts that the provision could be used to craft a domestic, economy-wide trading program that goes beyond EPA's current sector-based GHG rules.
Prominent attorneys representing both environmentalists and industry challengers in the suit over EPA's landmark power sector greenhouse gas rule are dismissing suggestions that courts will issue a ruling that upholds a portion of the regulation's target-setting formula while striking down other parts.
Some top stories from the past week.
The department took action on several proposed and final appliance efficiency standards this month as it works to meet its goal to promulgate about a dozen more standards this year.
The proposed facility in Georgia is seen as a test case for biomass plants that are often permitted as minor sources and avoid strict emissions controls, including limits for greenhouse gases.
The lawmakers argue that the country “cannot continue to lease coal without taking into account that it is the most significant source of power sector greenhouse gas emissions.”
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The event, held in conjunction with the upcoming Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco, will “focus on the role of the private sector in addressing climate risks and reducing carbon emissions while strengthening our economies.”
With the fate of EPA's greenhouse gas rules hanging in the balance, the D.C. Circuit is reviewing the first round of legal briefs in litigation over the regulations. This new special feature brings together complete coverage – including news and documents – of the D.C. Circuit case and its implications for industry and regulators at both the state and federal level.
Carbon market analysts say increasing legal uncertainty stemming from industry challenges to California's greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program contributed to the low sales of emission allowances in the latest California-Quebec auction held May 18.
A possible settlement between environmentalists and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over a suit to force BLM to include greenhouse gas and climate impacts in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews of oil and gas leases in Montana could include provisions of BLM's proposed methane rule for federal lands, according to a source familiar with the issue.
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