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Conservatives Eye Data Law To Force Retraction Of Trump's Climate Study

Conservatives usually allied with the Trump administration are considering filing a data quality petition to force officials to withdraw or correct their recently released National Climate Assessment (NCA), charging it is flawed, undercuts the president's pledges to reexamine climate science and will drive suits to force regulatory action.

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219885

Final CSAPR 'Close-Out' Rule Details EPA Defense Of Interstate Air Policy

EPA's final rule to “close-out” the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) emissions trading program offers a broad defense of the agency's policy on reducing interstate air pollution that could help it defend the close-out rule from legal attacks, and that it might also use in ongoing suits aiming to force stricter EPA rules on the pollution.

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Wheeler Gives Uncertain Defense Of CO2 Levels In Power Plant NSPS Rollback

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is offering a relatively uncertain defense of the carbon dioxide standards in the agency's just-proposed rollback of Obama-era requirements for new coal plants, telling reporters that the proposed limits might be tightened in response to comments on the plan.

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GM Plant Closures Point To Muddled Politics Of Auto GHG Rule Rollback

General Motors' recent plans to idle several auto assembly plants in Michigan, Ohio and elsewhere appears to be muddying the Trump administration's hope for a political victory from its roll back of vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas rules, even as GM cited market trends that industry has long argued require eased standards.

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EPA issues final rule to 'close-out' CSAPR

The agency's final rule mirrors an earlier proposal that says its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule emissions trading program satisfies upwind states' Clean Air Act 'good neighbor' mandates.

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219839

EPA's New Coal Plant Rollback Proposes Significant Increase In CO2 Rate

The Trump administration's imminent proposal to roll back the Obama administration's greenhouse gas rule for new coal-fired power plants will dramatically raise the allowable emissions rate of carbon dioxide by almost 60 percent for some units, a move that will end the current rule's implied mandate for partial carbon capture, according to an EPA statement obtained by Inside EPA.

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219816

FERC's Narrow GHG Reviews For Gas Pipeline Approvals Face Court Tests

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) narrow reviews of greenhouse gas and climate issues in its approvals of natural gas pipelines and other energy projects are facing their first tests in a pair of lawsuits in a key appellate court, after that court earlier required broad GHG considerations for a separate pipeline.

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Xcel's Ambitious Carbon-Free Goal At Odds With EPA Climate Rollbacks

A major utility with operations in eight Western and Midwestern states is vowing to sharply cut greenhouse gases over the next decade and eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050, expanding on moves by other utilities in the region to quickly drop coal despite the Trump EPA's ongoing efforts to rescind Obama-era climate rules and encourage new coal plants.

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219799

EPA poised to issue final CSAPR 'close-out' rule

The White House has completed its review of EPA's final rule to wind down the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, while legal fights over interstate air pollution are ramping up.

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219802

EAB urged to uphold carbon regeneration permit

EPA and a Colorado River tribal government are defending a Resource Conservation & Recovery Act permit for carbon regeneration against a facility’s complex legal challenge.

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