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

The state attorneys-general suing to block the Clean Power Plan sent their Christmas shopping list last week to the incoming Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders. These AGs are working hand in glove with the country’s biggest polluters to roll back vital safeguards for clean air, clean water, and a safe climate—safeguards that the American More

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: 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: Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director, Science Center

Next week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in the polluter-backed case challenging the most significant step our country has taken to address climate change: the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan will help clean up power plants, the largest U.S. source of the carbon pollution fueling More

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

In less than two weeks, nine judges on the Court of Appeals in Washington will hear arguments over the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of this country’s action on climate change.  At stake are limits on the nation’s biggest single source of dangerous carbon pollution—some 1500 coal and gas fired power plants that together emit More

By: Kevin Steinberger and Starla Yeh, Climate & Clean Air Program

As the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares to hear challengers’ arguments against the Clean Power Plan on September 27th, the most up-to-date analysis shows that the Clean Power Plan’s goals have become even more readily achievable as the electricity sector is already shifting to clean energy. Many power companies are not waiting for the More

By: Kevin Steinberger and Starla Yeh of the Climate & Clean Air program

In climate action, as in sports, momentum can be tangible. Just this week, the Golden State Warriors needed a major shift in momentum to win the Western Conference Finals after falling behind 3 games to 1. In game 6, sharpshooter Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors, powering them to victory. That laid the More

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

The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday. The report demonstrates again that the power sector is rapidly moving to cleaner generation and greater energy efficiency. The power sector’s carbon pollution is coming down as a result.  Making sure these trends continue More

By: David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program for NRDC

The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday. The report demonstrates again that the power sector is rapidly moving to cleaner generation and greater energy efficiency. The power sector’s carbon pollution is coming down as a result.  Making sure these trends continue More