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D.C. Circuit dismisses NEPA pipeline claim

One consulting firm warns that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may face worse odds of success in two upcoming NEPA-related challenges to its gas pipeline approvals.

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As EPA Preps ACE Rule, Data Shows Slight Power Sector CO2 Rise In 2018

After years of declines, new EPA data shows that power plants' carbon dioxide emissions increased in 2018, potentially complicating the agency's message just as it is preparing to finalize its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a major rollback to Obama-era greenhouse gas standards for the sector.

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Pitting Sectors, API Urges EPA To ‘Leverage’ Gas In Coal Plant GHG Rule

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is urging EPA to “leverage” natural gas in its proposed replacement greenhouse gas rule for new coal plants -- pitting “clean, reliable, and affordable natural gas” against coal, which the plan seeks to bolster by easing standards for new plants, even though no new coal plants are being planned.

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Free-Market Groups Back Off Need To Repeal GHG Endangerment Finding

Conservative and free-market groups that have long urged EPA to repeal its finding that greenhouse gases are a public endangerment -- because they say that is the only way to prevent the agency from having to regulate GHGs -- are backing away from that stance and now say it may be good enough for EPA to not strictly enforce the finding.

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States Threaten 'Vast Increase' In CWA 401 Denials As Corps Speeds Reviews

State water regulators are threatening a “vast increase” in the number of federal permits for pipelines and other projects they plan to block under section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) in response to a recent Army Corps of Engineers memo directing that Corps' district officials limit states’ reviews under the law to 60 days in most cases.

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Democrats renew data request on EPA climate rollbacks

Having failed to receive a response from EPA, House Democrats are reiterating an oversight request they made on several major climate rollbacks nearly three months ago.

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CBD suit challenges EPA refusal to require battery storage as BACT

Environmentalists are suing EPA over its refusal to require battery storage as the best available control technology (BACT) for reducing emissions at a gas-fired power plant.

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Lawmakers Launch 'Green New Deal' Plan, With Bid For Progressive Unity

Progressive lawmakers are formally launching a long political push to enact a “Green New Deal,” (GND) with backers of the effort projecting unity among left-leaning groups by combining an aggressive push for “zero-emissions” energy with calls to reverse a slide in the fortunes of blue-collar workers.

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Senate Energy Panel Lawmakers Embrace Centrist Climate Change Stance

Some lawmakers on the Senate energy committee are tentatively embracing calls from outside experts to adopt a centrist climate change agenda that recognizes the need for government action to reduce greenhouse gases while incorporating a wide range of low-carbon technologies, including some that progressive groups find objectionable.

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EPA to finalize ACE climate rule in 'second quarter' of 2019

Trump administration officials had previously hoped to finish the narrow replacement to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan by March, though work was delayed during the month-long government shutdown.

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