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Trump directs EPA to reconsider RFS small refiner waiver policy

EPA appears to be poised to issue fewer renewable fuel standard waivers for small refiners, pushing up refiners’ compliance costs but pleasing President Donald Trump’s rural political supporters.

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Trump opponents target energy efficiency rule in ‘2-for-1’ suit

Environmentalists and others suing over President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform order are tying their efforts to a delayed rule on appliances’ energy efficiency.

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Experts See ‘Uphill Climb’ For EPA Bid To Limit Air Law GHG Authority

Clean Air Act experts say EPA faces a tough legal lift to convince a key appellate court that its just-issued Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to address power sector greenhouse gases is lawful, in part because the agency opted for a relatively risky claim that its standard-setting approach is the only permissible interpretation of the law.

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EPA Argues Its Repeal Of Obama CPP Rule ‘Severable’ From ACE Policy

EPA says its formal repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) is severable from its newly finalized Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule in an effort to persuade courts to allow the repeal to go forward even if they find the narrow replacement unlawful -- though sources say it is far from clear that judges will accept this position.

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EPA Adopts Risky Legal Stance In ACE To Limit Air Act GHG Authority

EPA’s just-issued Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which seeks to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), adopts a risky legal interpretation arguing that the agency is prohibited from issuing the types of broad greenhouse gas standards that were included in the CPP in a bid to block a future administration from re-imposing similarly expansive requirements.

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EPA defends limited EJ review of UIC permits

EPA says its finding that an underground oil and gas injection well poses no threat to drinking water supplies should remove any need for an environmental-justice review of the well permit.

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era CPP, Finalizes Narrow ACE Replacement GHG Rule

The Trump EPA has finalized its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a narrow policy intended to address greenhouse gases from existing power plants, while also formally repealing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) in the agency’s first high-profile climate rule rollback to be completed.

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OMB reviewing Army Corps’ new CWA 401 guidance for states

The guidance will outline the conditions under which states may take more than 60 days to review requests for water quality certifications that allow energy and other projects to proceed.

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States Warn EPA’s ACE Rule Could Make Them Vulnerable To Lawsuits

State air regulators are warning that EPA’s imminent Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) power plant greenhouse gas rule will, if finalized as proposed, leave them vulnerable to suits from regulated utilities, their competitors and environmentalists because it does not set an GHG reduction target against which their plans would be assessed.

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D.C. Circuit Boosts EPA’s Policy On Limited Review Of Title V Air Permits

A federal appeals court has dismissed environmentalists’ suit over an EPA policy shift that bars the agency from “second-guessing” states’ Clean Air Act Title V permit decisions, boosting the policy in the short-term although the court rejected the suit on procedural grounds so a future lawsuit could still challenge the policy’s merits.

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