Updates

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

Statement of EDF General Counsel Vickie Patton

“America’s Clean Power Plan is grounded in law and science, and will help safeguard our communities from the extreme weather that has exacted a grim toll in lives lost and forever disrupted. Today we join with millions of Americans and a coalition unprecedented in its diversity and breadth — including numerous states and cities, former More

By: The Washington Post Editorial Board

In what may lead to the definitive word on President Obama’s signature climate-change policy, the nation’s second-most prominent court heard several hours of arguments Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Buoyed by an unexpected and unusual Supreme Court stay on the plan issued this year, opponents of the policy argued that the Obama More

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement today on arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan,” a rule requiring fossil-fueled power plants to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases pursuant to the Clean Air Act. “Today, my More

House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments from polluters and their special interest allies aimed at derailing the Clean Power Plan, one of our strongest weapons against the urgent threat of climate change. We believe that the Clean Power Plan is rooted in a solid legal foundation consistent with Congress’ More

As the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit prepares to hear oral arguments today in the legal challenges to the Clean Power Plan,West Virginia v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer issued the following statement: “With the D.C. Circuit hearing about to be underway, More