Updates

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

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

(EDF Fellow Will Bittinger co-authored this post) Here’s one fact you may not know about the Clean Power Plan – it can save you money. The Clean Power Plan puts the first-ever nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants. It’s a crucial step in our efforts to combat climate chaos and protect public health. But it More

Court challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan — the nation’s first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants — will be heard in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals next week. At stake are not just the EPA’s regulations to protect public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but more broadly More

By: Samantha Page, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress

The District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments Tuesday at a special, 9-judge hearing over the legality of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The plan is currently on hold, after the Supreme Court granted a stay of implementation while the courts have their say. Here’s the short version: Some people think the More