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June 30, 2022
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Anthony Watts, S. T. Karnick, Linnea Lueken
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (June 30, 2022) – The United States Supreme Court today in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled the agency overstepped its statutory authority in regulating emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants. “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day’,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts for the 6-3 majorit...
May 13, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new rule on acid gas emissions from a few small power plants that reduce waste left behind from mining operations by burning it to produce electricity. The new rule limits the reach of the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) to allow several small power plants in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that burn coal refuse as fuel to continue operating. The power plants covered by the new standard all burn low-quality, high-sulfur, co...
August 23, 2018
By James Taylor
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to replace the Clean Power Plan developed by the agency under former President Barack Obama. The proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule would require improvements in coal power plant efficiency and establish guidelines for states to address greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. Endangerment Untouched EPA had announced its intent to abandon the Clean Power Plan in October 2017, responding to lawsuits by mor...
January 2, 2018
By Isaac Orr
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing at the end of November in Charleston, West Virginia, the second-largest coal producing state in the country, on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The location of the meetings sends the important message that the Trump administration is serious about removing the economically crippling and environmentally insignificant regulations imposed by the Obama administration. The Clean Power Plan hasn’t done anything to...
September 19, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
According to Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), “Trump’s latest energy plan leaves American energy and innovation in the dark.” The baseless broadside against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule is, to borrow the words of William Shakespeare, “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Arguably, McNerney’s views should come as no surprise, considering he worked as an engineer and as a consultant in the highly-subsidized wind industry before joining ...
April 4, 2022
By Paul Driessen
Presidential candidate Joe Biden repeatedly promised to end fossil fuels in America. There’ll be “no more drilling, including offshore,” he said. “No ability for the oil industry to drill. No more pipelines.”    Shortly after reaching the White House, President Biden ended Keystone XL pipeline construction and began working with congressional Democrats, regulators and eco-activists to impose leasing and drilling moratoriums, slow-walk permits, pressure financial institutions to deny funding to ...
January 26, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Even before the ink was dry on former President Barack Obama’s signature on his Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), states and industry were rushing up the courthouse steps to challenge the plan and block its implementation. CPP required states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their electric power sector by 32 percent below 2005 levels on average nationwide by 2030, in Obama’s vain effort to fight climate change. The emission reductions were set on a state-by-...
April 10, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #167The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) appears to have few fans. Elected officials from 32 states have made public their objections.Two states, Pennsylvania in October 2014 and West Virginia in early March 2015, have adopted laws requiring their respective states’ environmental protection agencies to submit for legislative approval any state implementation plan developed to comply with EPA’s CPP regulations. If legislators don’t appr...
October 30, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a notice in the Federal Register that it is rescinding former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). This action serves as further evidence the gridlock in the Washington, DC swamp has not slowed President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back ineffective and extremely costly climate programs and regulations. The EPA’s decision was not unexpected. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said the United States faces numerous probl...
November 28, 2014
This paper is a response by state legislator's demonstrating the EPA's proposed clean power plant rule will reduce electric power reliability, raise energy costs to businesses and individuals, result in job losses and reduced economic growth.