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By: David Doniger, Director, Climate & Clean Air program

At last, the Clean Power Plan has had its day in court. On Tuesday, 10 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard nearly seven hours of oral argument—twice the scheduled time—in the case challenging EPA’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s 1,000 coal- and gas-fired power More

By: Ann Carlson, co-Faculty Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA

As attention shifts from last night’s debate to today’s oral argument on the Clean Power Plan, we thought it worth focusing on the machine at the heart of the President’s plan to cut greenhouse gases from the electric power sector: the electricity grid.  You might think that the largest machine in the United States is one More

By Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)

Sometimes big problems require big solutions. One of the biggest problems this country has long faced is air pollution, which has had a devastating effect on the health of people and our planet. More than 45 years ago, recognizing the seriousness of the threat, Congress enacted a big solution: the Clean Air Act. It is More

By: James McCarthy and Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists 

Our organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, has filed a brief in the case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, and we eagerly await a hearing today before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Why has a group of scientists chosen to get involved in a lawsuit? Because science confirms that the stakes are More

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

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By: Leslie McCarthy & Michael Cabbage

August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). Although the seasonal temperature cycle typically peaks in July, August 2016 wound up tied with July 2016 for the warmest month ever recorded. August 2016’s More

By: Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union

In recent years, too many of America’s working families have experienced the unanticipated costs of the climate crisis first hand. From the catastrophic flooding which wreaked havoc on people’s lives and livelihoods across New York and New Jersey caused by Super Storm Sandy to the debilitating California droughts and wildfires which have impacted food supplies More

By: Christopher Van Atten, senior vice president, M.J. Bradley & Associates

In the coming weeks, a panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will be deciding the fate of an important EPA rulemaking, known as the Clean Power Plan. As the date for oral arguments approaches, September 27, it’s worth remembering two important points. First, EPA has a legal obligation More

By: Karl Rábago, Executive Director of the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law’s Energy and Climate Center and Sue Tierney, Senior Advisor at Analysis Group

OPINION: The D.C. Circuit will hear arguments in a case over the plan this week. A lot rides on the outcome. Please click the link in the article headline to see the full article text behind a login.

By: Nicholas Bianco, EDF

(EDF Attorneys Tomás Carbonell and Martha Roberts co-authored this post) Tomorrow – Tuesday, September 27th – the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear argument about the historic Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan places the nation’s first limits on climate-disrupting pollution from the electricity sector, which is responsible for almost More