By: Tomas Carbonell, Director of Regulatory Policy and Senior Attorney, EDF

(This post originally appeared on the American Constitution Society’s blog. EDF Attorney Ben Levitan co-authored it.) In February, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which provides the EPA with its best chance to cut future greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, More

By: Nicholas Bianco, EDF

By now you have all heard the coal industry claims that the Clean Power Plan will kill the coal industry. This week federal judges hearing oral argument on the rule will no doubt hear the same. A new report by Sue Tierney of the Analysis Group clearly demonstrates just how misleading these claims are. Dr. More

By: Liz Delaney, Program Director, EDF Climate Corps

Companies across the country are tackling climate change in their individual portfolios—reducing their carbon footprints by harnessing cost-effective investments in energy efficiency and clean energy. These companies are taking actions all across our nation, driving major investment in low-carbon energy resources at the local level through individual projects and investments. That’s why major innovators like More

By: Greg Dotson, Vice President of Energy Policy, Center for American Progress

On Sept. 27, the D.C. Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the Clean Power Plan. The case pits the Environmental Protection Agency against select state attorneys general, some of the biggest power companies, and industry associations. The court will decide whether the EPA has authority to protect the nation’s public health and environment by More

By: Christine Todd Whitman, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and former Governor of New Jersey

“I hope the D.C. Circuit will be able see the clear facts in this case.” Conservation and protecting our environment—including fighting climate change, should not be partisan issues. After all, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which I had the privilege of leading from 2001-2003, was created by a Republican, President Richard Nixon. And the last More

By: Harold P. Wimmer, President and CEO, American Lung Association

Last month, flooding in Louisiana killed more than a dozen people and left thousands homeless. The Red Cross called the flooding the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. This past July, the earth reached its hottest temperature ever recorded. According to the Climate Prediction Center, every region of the United States experienced hotter More

By: David Kolata, Executive Director, Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

In a matter of days, the second highest court in the land will hear argument in a landmark case about climate change. The case is about the Clean Power Plan, which puts the first-ever limits on carbon emissions from power plants. With the court poised to hear challenges to this historic clean air measure, this More

By: William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly, former EPA Administrators 


Last year, President Obama took aim at the nation’s largest source of carbon dioxide pollution, announcing a plan that would reduce these climate-changing emissions from the country’s power plants by one-third by 2030, from 2005 levels. It is an ambitious proposal to rein in a pollutant that has escaped regulation. But the president was absolutely More

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

Next week the Clean Power Plan will have its day in court. On September 27th, 10 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument on challenges to EPA’s landmark limits on the harmful carbon pollution from the nation’s fossil fuel-burning power plants. Action on climate is long-overdue, and More

By: Martha Roberts, Attorney, U.S. Legal and Regulatory Program

(EDF Attorney Ben Levitan co-authored this post) The Clean Power Plan – our nation’s first-ever standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants – will help us address the urgent threat of climate change and move toward a clean energy future. It also offers important public health benefits. Once fully implemented, the Clean Power More