Updates

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

According to a press release by the Environmental Defense Fund, “The Clean Power Plan establishes the first national limits on carbon pollution from fossil-fuel fired power plants, our nation’s single largest source of such pollution. The brief filed by the coalition today adds to EPA’s own strong defense, which was filed yesterday. ‘Carbon pollution is 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

Por: Rev. Mark J. Seitz, obispo de la Diócesis de El Paso

Durante su visita a México la semana pasada, el Papa Francisco viajó a Ciudad Juárez para recorrer parte de la frontera con Estados Unidos. Con un dramático y conmovedor paisaje como telón de fondo, el primer Papa latinoamericano celebró una misa al aire libre frente a miles de feligreses y conmemoró las vidas de aquellos 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