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Environmentalists Urge Stronger SAB Criticism Of EPA’s MATS Rollback

Environmental groups are urging EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to strengthen its critique of the agency’s plan to undo the cost review underpinning the legal basis for the Obama-era utility air toxics rule, praising SAB’s criticism of flaws in the rule but seeking the board’s push-back on its approach to cost-benefit reviews.

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House GOP weighs response to Democrats’ climate agenda

The Republican plan is unlikely to include comprehensive solutions such as carbon pricing, but instead will focus on research or other incentive-based approaches to the issue.

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NRDC Seeks Speedy Ruling On Vehicle GHG Model, Citing OMB Review

Environmentalists are urging an appellate court to rule quickly in their already expedited case seeking release of an EPA computer model they hope will show that current vehicle greenhouse gas rules are lower than the administration claims, citing the formal start of the White House’s review of rules rolling back the current standards.

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9th Circuit ‘Reluctantly’ Scraps Youth Case Seeking Federal Climate Plan

A divided appellate court panel is “reluctantly” dismissing youth plaintiffs’ litigation seeking to force the federal government to develop a plan significantly limiting carbon emissions that cause climate change, finding that the plaintiffs’ “impressive case for redress must be presented to the political branches of government.”

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EPA’s EtO Risk Approach In MON Proposal Sparks Competing Criticisms

Industry and environmental groups clashed at a Jan. 16 public hearing over EPA’s use of its conservative cancer risk value for ethylene oxide (EtO) and related modifications in its proposal to update its air toxics rule on miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing (MON) facilities.

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Judges Doubt EPA Bid To Downplay Ozone Ruling’s Impact In Petition Suit

Appellate judges at Jan. 16 oral argument appeared skeptical of EPA’s attempt to downplay the impact of a 2019 ruling faulting its interstate emissions policy in separate litigation two states are pursuing over the agency’s denial of Clean Air Act petitions urging the agency to directly regulate air pollution from sources in upwind states.

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New York, Connecticut Sue EPA Seeking Plans To Reduce Interstate Ozone

New York and Connecticut are suing EPA in an attempt to force agency-crafted plans for reducing interstate transport of ozone-forming pollutants from sources in upwind states, the latest step in a growing number of lawsuits over EPA’s interstate air policy that includes challenges to denials of petitions seeking upwind air pollution cuts.

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Final Efficiency Standard ‘Process’ Update Raises Bar For New Rules

The Trump administration has completed a broad overhaul its “process” for setting appliance energy efficiency standards, significantly raising the bar for officials in future administrations to set new or updated standards that in the past have been a major driver of greenhouse gas emission cuts.

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Council adds brownfields, mining projects to fast-track permitting process

Environmentalists say the action is unlawful because it did not allow for public comment.

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As Review Starts, Vehicle GHG Rollback Expected To Ease Safety Benefits

As the White House begins reviewing EPA and the Transportation Department’s (DOT) draft final rule rolling back Obama-era vehicle greenhouse gas standards, an industry source says the measure might reduce the claimed safety benefits by a factor of 10 after a barrage of criticism that the methodology for asserting the benefits was flawed.

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