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Climate Policy Watch

Agencies In ‘Corner’ On Using Carbon Cost In NEPA, Environmentalists Say

Environmentalists are increasingly confident they can force the Trump administration to use the social cost of carbon (SCC) metric to calculate the future climate damages of its fossil fuel extraction policies, even though the administration remains vehemently opposed to doing so, including in ongoing litigation over a coal mine expansion.

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Republicans Mix Sharp 'Green' Deal Attacks With Modest GHG Proposals

Capitol Hill Republicans and conservative groups are redoubling attacks on the Green New Deal (GND) climate resolution -- including claims that the plan has astronomical costs -- while simultaneously touting bipartisan legislation on carbon capture technology as proof they support incremental steps to address greenhouse gases.

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EPA claims E15 waiver on track for March despite Perdue’s doubts

EPA says it is on schedule for issuing a year-round 15 percent ethanol fuel waiver in March despite doubts about the timing from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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OMB begins review of EPA rule ending ‘once in’ air toxics policy

The pending proposal will codify a January 2018 memo from EPA air chief Bill Wehrum that allows low-emitting facilities to no longer meet strict air toxics standards.

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API warns EPA against pursuing RFS credit reform

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is warning EPA it faces likely legal action if it finalizes ‘misguided’ forthcoming proposals to reform the renewable fuel standard.

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DeFazio Signals Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding Push With GHGs At Fore

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) says he wants to craft bipartisan transportation infrastructure legislation, rather than a more progressive bill with only Democratic priorities, even though he will face pressure from environmentalists and others to include an explicit focus on greenhouse gas issues.

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Schumer plans bill to defund 'fake' White House climate panel

The planned White House panel to “counter” mainstream climate science is “the most conspicuous symptom of the disease of climate denialism that has infected the Republican Party,” the Senate's top Democrat argues.

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RGGI states applaud Virginia's proposed utility GHG cap

The nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power plant cap-and-trade market say Virginia's initial carbon emissions cap of 28 million tons demonstrates “comparable stringency” with the current program.

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Feinstein Draft Climate Resolution Seeks To Reinstate Obama GHG Efforts

A new draft climate change resolution by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), offered as an alternative to the more ambitious Green New Deal (GND), would largely reinstate a suite Obama-era greenhouse gas rules and policies that Trump officials are trying to roll back, including EPA’s Clean Power Plan utility GHG rule and passenger vehicle GHG limits.

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White House plans group to 'counter' climate science studies

The new group appears to focus on only the “red team” portion of the climate science exercise that former EPA chief Scott Pruitt pushed.

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