By: Director of Federal Campaigns, Pete Altman.

Late last month, a broad coalition of organizations, representing millions of Americans, went on record with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to state their support for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Clean Power Plan. In a post last week, my colleague David Doniger discussed the briefs filed by those supporting EPA; I More

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

Last week the Clean Power Plan’s supporters mounted their legal defense of the Obama Administration’s signature initiative to curb power plants’ emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that is destabilizing the climate on which human civilization and all life depend. NRDC and a coalition of environmental and public health organizations filed our legal briefTuesday in More

By: Ben Longstreth, Senior Attorney, Climate & Clean Air program

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a paper last week claiming that the Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) also delays (or “tolls”) all of the Plan’s compliance periods, even those that will still be years away when the litigation is likely to conclude. Not so. Nothing in the Court’s stay order More

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

The Supreme Court recently granted a stay that temporarily delays implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), pending the resolution of legal challenges to the CPP that have been raised. If this stay results in delaying carbon limits, public health will suffer. Groups including theAmerican Public Health Association, the American Lung More

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

On Tuesday, February 9th, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court unexpectedly issued a “stay” blocking the Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of U.S. action on climate change – until litigation over its legality is finished. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear the case in June, and More

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

Just days after the federal court of appeals in Washington rejected their bid to block President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the coal industry and its political allies are pleading for immediate relief from the U.S. Supreme Court. Coming after a string of failed attempts to stop the carbon pollution standards, the polluters’ latest gambit faces More

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

The Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s climate protection actions, got a big boost last week when the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington rejected bids by the coal industry and its political allies for a “stay” of implementation. The Court’s ruling keeps states on track to develop their plans to cut More