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Coronavirus pandemic delays utility EPA NSPS rollback to ‘summer’

EPA’s timeline for rolling back new power plant greenhouse gas rules has slipped by several months, due to delays from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus pandemic delays EPA’s utility NSPS rollback to ‘summer’

EPA’s timeline for rolling back new power plant greenhouse gas rules has slipped by several months, due to delays from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Diverse Coalition Backs States, Environmentalists’ Challenge To ACE Rule

A diverse coalition including faith- and health-focused groups, climate scientists, grid experts, law professors and some companies is backing a lawsuit seeking to overturn EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) coal plant greenhouse gas rule, filing friend-of-the-court briefs detailing why they believe the rule is unlawfully weak.

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Army Corps Halting CWA Permit Coverage Following Pipeline Ruling

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun halting new approvals for coverage under a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill general permit that developers of pipelines and other linear projects must seek, according to attorneys, underscoring the effect of a federal court’s vacatur and remand of the nationwide permit 12 (NWP 12).

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States, clean energy groups file in suit targeting ACE rule

Briefs from a New York-led state coalition and clean energy groups outline several arguments for why EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy power plant climate rule is unlawfully weak.

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Labor, Industry Make Case To Appeal Key Ruling Vacating Pipeline Permit

Industry and labor groups are making the case to appeal a federal judge’s landmark ruling vacating and remanding a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit critical to pipeline and other “utility line” construction activities, arguing the decision went beyond what environmentalist plaintiffs sought.

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ACE Foes Detail Legal Arguments In Challenge To EPA Power Plant GHG Rule

Opponents of EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) coal plant greenhouse gas rule are outlining arguments for why they say the rule is unlawful, with environmentalists calling it a “blatant abdication” of EPA’s duty to protect against “air pollution that the agency itself has repeatedly found poses grave and imminent dangers to health and welfare.”

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Judge Vacates Keystone XL’s CWA Permit, Opening Door To More Suits

A federal district court judge in Montana has remanded and vacated a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill general permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, opening the door to plaintiffs in other states bringing similar challenges in other states to pipelines and “utility line activities” covered by the permit.

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Agencies advance rules scaling back NEPA requirements

Several agencies are scaling back their individual requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act, even as the White House is crafting a sweeping rollback of rules that apply to all agencies.

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Environmentalists seek halt to permits, rules during pandemic

Over 100 groups are urging the White House to halt new mining and drilling permits and rulemaking activities until 60 days after the coronavirus national emergency is lifted.

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