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Judge Rejects New York’s ‘Hyperbolic’ Climate Fraud Suit Against Exxon

A New York state judge has ruled that ExxonMobil did not defraud investors over its risks from climate change, a highly anticipated yet unsurprising decision that rejected the two remaining claims brought by the New York Attorney General’s (AG) office against the oil and gas giant.

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EPA seeks comments on EtO sterilizer emissions controls

EPA is also creating a small business review panel and issuing a Clean Air Act section 114 request to gather information on facility characteristics, control devices, work practices and costs for emission reductions.

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Amid CCS Advances, EPA Coal Plant NSPS Rollback Nearing Completion

EPA plans to send a draft final rule rolling back greenhouse gas limits for new coal-fired power plants to the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) in late January or early February, with the signature element likely to remove a de facto requirement that new coal plants install partial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

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Environmentalists detail early to-do list for next president

Among other steps, the groups want the next president to declare climate change to be a national emergency, set a “science-based” national greenhouse gas cap and significantly limit fossil fuel production.

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Democratic AGs tout actions opposing Trump environment rollbacks

In their efforts to challenge Trump rollbacks, state attorneys general are pointing to 28 “decided actions” to date in which they prevailed in all but one.

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House Democrats Weigh Federalism Framework For Broad GHG Cuts

Top House Democrats are exploring a policy framework for achieving deep greenhouse gas cuts across the economy under which the federal government sets an enforceable goal for emission reductions while giving states discretion on how to reach that goal.

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States, EDF oppose EPA push to stay landfill plan deadline

States and environmentalists challenging EPA’s slow landfill methane rule implementation charge that “the equities tilt sharply in favor of rejecting EPA’s bid to continue its years-long campaign to delay.”

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CASAC Majority Endorses EPA Staff Advice To Retain 2015 Ozone Limits

EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) is endorsing EPA staff’s recommendation to retain the agency’s existing federal ozone standards, voting 6-1 to keep the “primary” health-based limit in place, and unanimously backing the current “secondary” standard that is designed to protect the environment.

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EPA starts clock for federal ozone transport plans

EPA has issued findings paving the way for possible federal ozone transport plans for seven states.

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EIP Sees Steep State Environment Cuts, Undermining ‘Cooperative’ Effort

Environmentalists have unveiled new findings showing steep staff and funding cuts to environmental agencies in most states over the past decade, arguing this undermines Trump EPA claims that the agency’s own resource limits are not degrading environmental protection but rather shifting responsibility to the states.

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