Login

Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.
REGISTER

Climate Policy Watch

Nuclear Provisions Of Omnibus Deal Leave Room For Renewed Fights

The sweeping bipartisan omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week includes provisions promoting advanced nuclear reactors while leaving the door open for a renewed fight among Democrats next year on additional measures for expanded nuclear power as a climate change solution.

1092 words

230002

Final EPA Aircraft GHG Rule Lacks Mandate For Additional Emission Cuts

EPA has finalized first-time greenhouse gas limits for aircraft engines that lock in place emissions reductions that the industry will achieve anyway without additional control measures but fail to include any mandate for deeper GHG cuts sought by environmentalists and some mainly Democratic-led states, teeing up a likely legal challenge.

1454 words

229998

Final EPA Aircraft GHG Rule Lacks Mandate For Additional Emissions Cuts

EPA has finalized first-time greenhouse gas limits for aircraft engines that lock in place emissions reductions that the industry will achieve anyway without additional control measures but fail to include any mandate for deeper GHG cuts sought by environmentalists and some mainly Democratic-led states, teeing up a likely legal challenge.

1454 words

230004

With Mallory At CEQ Helm, White House Expected To Undo NEPA Rollbacks

President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Brenda Mallory to lead his White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is being widely hailed as a smart choice by environmental groups and others, especially given CEQ’s expected key role in undoing the Trump administration’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rollbacks.

1648 words

229986

Trump Vetoes Defense Policy Bill With Key Climate, Toxics Provisions

President Donald Trump has vetoed the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that includes several environment provisions concerning the Defense Department’s (DOD) cleanup of toxic substances and climate change adaptation.

929 words

229976

OMB schedules stakeholder meetings on EPA coal plant NSPS rewrite

White House officials have scheduled meetings with outside groups on the EPA measure through Jan. 5, which is just 15 days before President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated.

418 words

229974

Omnibus Deal Offers Biden Initial Climate Wins But Omits Broad Authority

The broad year-end spending and policy deal Congress approved this week includes provisions that Democrats say are significant advances in cutting carbon emissions and promoting clean energy, though it falls short of comprehensive climate mitigation authority that may remain elusive for the incoming Biden administration.

1579 words

229968

Biden’s Deep Climate Bench Prompts Questions Over White House Role

President-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of several officials with significant climate change experience is prompting questions about how he will divide responsibility among the team, with many observers suggesting incoming White House domestic climate policy “czar” Gina McCarthy will assume a leadership role.

1560 words

229950

Two states, environmentalists appeal vacatur of BLM methane air rule

The latest court action adds to years of legal and regulatory uncertainty over the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Obama-era methane “waste” standards.

647 words

229953

EPA poised to publish cost-benefit air rule, starting clock for lawsuits

Once EPA publishes the rule overhauling its Clean Air Act cost-benefit procedures in the Federal Register, potential litigants will have 60 days to file legal challenges in federal appeals court.

316 words

229946

Pages