As we discussed in an October post , the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has proposed rules to create a greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting program for the state of Texas and take over permitting authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … [Read more...] about Texas Greenhouse Gas Rules: Upcoming Hearing and End of Comment Period
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On April 19, 2013, Texas, along with eleven other states, submitted a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to reconsider aspects of its 2007 decision in which the Court held that EPA has authority to regulate greenhouse gas ("GHG") … [Read more...] about Texas is Among States Filing Petition for Cert with U.S. Supreme Court on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency had set an April 13 deadline for itself to impose first-ever greenhouse gas limits on new power plants. The limits were proposed a year ago by EPA and would require any new power plant to emit no more than 1000 pounds of carbon dioxide per … [Read more...] about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Misses Deadline on Setting Greenhouse Gas Limits
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States granted six separate petitions for certiorari from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia upholding EPA’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Challenging EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules
In his State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted the pending Clean Power Plan and his intent to make climate change a centerpiece of his domestic policy, and indeed an aspect of his Presidential legacy, with the remainder of his lame duck session. The actions of … [Read more...] about Greenhouse Gas Reductions – Is There Still Time to Change the Policy Direction?