Nov 15, 2017

EPA Proposes Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

On October 16, 2017, EPA proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (“CPP”), more formally known as the “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electrical Generating Units.” The CPP aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power generation by 32 percent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels, through emissions standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants and corresponding emissions goals for each state. EPA will hold a public hearing on the proposed repeal on November 28-29, 2017 in Charleston, West Virginia. On November 8, 2017, EPA extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed repeal to January… Read more

Oct 27, 2015

EPA Sued Again Over Clean Power Plan Rule

On Friday twenty-four states, led by West Virginia’s Republican Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, and Murray Energy Corp. filed two petitions against the Environmental Protection Agency and its Administrator, Regina McCarthy, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit seeking judicial review and an immediate stop to enforcement of the final rule implementing the Clean Power Plan, also known as Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.  The Plan requires states to substantially reduce carbon emissions from power plants running on fossil fuels by 2030.  The overall projection for reduced emissions is 32% over 2005 levels, with states assigned… Read more