At a hearing in Chicago last week, activists called on the EPA to use a little-known provision of the Clean Power Plan to advance environmental justice.
As supporters of the Clean Power Plan filed briefs in federal court this week, advocates urged Ohio to join the 19 other states that are already taking steps to comply with the rules.
In the context of Flint, Michigan’s ongoing lead-tainted water crisis, regional environmental groups are calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop his fight against federal rules for mercury emissions from power plants.
A bill moving through the Ohio legislature could potentially block submission of a state plan that satisfies the Clean Power Plan in time for next year’s deadline.
American Electric Power Co. Inc. is leaving the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council and shifting its resources toward working with states implementing the Obama administration’s landmark climate rule.
Ohio EPA director Craig Butler talks about the Clean Power Plan, fracking waste and the “difficult environment” for the electric sector.
An upcoming Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would further reduce ground-level ozone levels has prompted a backlash from one of the nation’s largest business groups.
More than half of Michigan’s renewable energy capacity will not count towards its carbon-reduction goals under the federal Clean Power Plan, state officials said today. Due to the state’s “aggressive” renewable portfolio standard passed by the Legislature in 2008, a majority of the generation installed since then will likely not receive credit under the plan.
With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan now public, a tiny St. Paul nonprofit may soon have a bigger role in overseeing compliance data.
“The region is generally well-positioned to be OK,” concludes a report from the Analysis Group, despite concerns raised by some states and utilities.