Sat, Jun 15, 2024

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Stay of Clean Power Plan

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied petitions to stay the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, preserving the landmark rule’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, even as the rule prepares to defend against subsequent litigation designed to erode its legality.

Alberta climate panel receives hundreds of ideas

Alberta’s climate change advisory panel asked — and energy companies, trade associations, unions, think tanks and everyday Albertans answered.

The panel received close to 500 submissions following their request for public comment on what the government should consider when drafting its climate change policy.

EPA tightens limits on smog-causing ozone, citing need to protect public health

The Obama administration set a new national ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

The Environmental Protection Agency said the new standard of 70 parts per billion will reduce exposure to dangerous ozone pollution and prevent thousands of asthma attacks, emergency room visits and even premature deaths.

Delegation Calls on EPA for Answers on New CO2 Rule

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, Governor Jack Dalrymple and a representative from Congressman Kevin Cramer's office, along with leaders from North Dakota's coal industry, met Wednesday with Janet McCabe, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator in charge of issuing the new carbon dioxide rule, to press the agency to explain how the state is expected to meet the reductions required under the recently released rule.