On September 27, a diverse coalition of states, power companies, community leaders and private sector actors defended the Clean Power Plan’s strong legal foundation before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Please see below some excerpts from the news coverage of the oral arguments. USA Today: Obama’s Clean Power Plan gets court showdown The More
President Obama unveils a comprehensive plan to reduce the pollution that causes climate change, including carbon pollution from power plants.
To address the threat that carbon pollution poses to public health and the economy, EPA proposes a set of common sense rules to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants: the Clean Power Plan.
EPA finalizes the Clean Power Plan – the product of extensive stakeholder outreach, public engagement, and collaboration. It will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by 32 percent below 2005 levels.
The Clean Power Plan’s formal publication in the Federal Register triggers a flurry of polluter-backed legal attacks that are consolidated into West Virginia v. United States EPA.
In an unusual move, the Supreme Court grants a request to stay the Clean Power Plan before a lower court had heard arguments on the merits of the case. This decision was not a ruling on the legal merits of the plan.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments in the polluter-backed lawsuit against the Clean Power Plan, known as West Virginia v. United States EPA.
By: Clark Mindock
In Pinecrest, Florida, it doesn’t even have to rain these days for the streets to flood. Rising sea levels caused by global climate change means that water from storm drains or the nearby ocean regularly covers the city. The wet stuff puts a strain on Pinecrest’s septic tanks, putting the city at continual risk of public health crises and infrastructure More
Today in Washington, DC a group of Americans from across the country, led by Pinecrest, Florida Mayor Cindy Lerner, gathered to share their stories of climate change impacts on their communities and to rally for the Clean Power Plan on the eve before an industry lawsuit to block it is heard in federal court. See More
By: Timothy Cama
A group of Democratic state attorneys general is warning President-elect Donald Trump against repealing the Clean Power Plan, saying it would lead to more lawsuits. The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) and representing 14 states and five localities, wrote Thursday that it is in Trump’s best interest to preserve Obama’s More