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CPP backers say litigation dismissal premature

They also warn that any future effort to “revive” the litigation -- in the event that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacates EPA’s CPP repeal rule -- would be “precluded.”

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Congress: Bipartisan group floats bill targeting heavy industry GHGs

The bill would require the Energy Department to launch a program to advance a suite of low-carbon technologies for various “hard-to-reduce” sectors in industry and heavy transportation.

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D.C. Circuit denies rehearing of RFS waivers suit

The D.C. Circuit’s denial of biofuels producers’ suit over RFS waivers comes amid heightened tensions as EPA weighs pending requests for up to 40 more such waivers.

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California Gov. Newsom Details GHG Deal With Major Automakers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is releasing details of the state’s potentially groundbreaking voluntary agreement with four large automakers to implement what the state calls robust vehicle greenhouse gas standards through model year 2026.

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Another judge moves climate nuisance case back to state court

A recent ruling returning Rhode Island’s climate nuisance suit against oil majors to state court is the third federal judge to reject industry’s arguments on the venue dispute.

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Environmentalists Warn EPA Against Using Texas’ Weaker EtO Risk Limit

Environmental groups are warning EPA against using Texas’ proposed assessment of the health risks of ethylene oxide (EtO), which is much weaker than the agency’s, when officials write new air toxics rules for sectors emitting the carcinogenic pollutant, saying that to do so would violate legal requirements that the agency use “best available science.”

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States Say EPA Vehicle GHG Plan Omitted Required Consultation

New York and 11 other states that have adopted California’s vehicle greenhouse gas standards are charging that EPA and the Transportation Department (DOT) falsely claimed they consulted with states on their proposal to preempt the states’ regulatory authority, in violation of an executive order requirement.

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Key Democrats Float 2050 Net Zero GHG Target, Promising Legislation

Key House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats are endorsing an ambitious goal achieving a 100 percent clean economy -- defined as “net zero” greenhouse gas pollution -- by 2050, pledging to launch a process to develop a comprehensive climate legislative package by the end of the year to achieve that goal.

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NSR ‘project emissions accounting’ proposal nears release

EPA’s final rule easing NSR project “netting” could provide grounds for fresh litigation by environmentalists opposed to the policy.

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CEQ extends comment period on NEPA GHG guide

The White House Council in Environmental Quality is giving the public another 30 days to comment on its draft NEPA climate guide, though environmental groups had sought 60 days.

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