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Ever since a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the EPA has been obliged to apply the Clean Air Act to greenhouse gases. After a long, methodical, and transparent agency process, EPA’s first carbon regulations are set to kick in come January 2011 – unless someone stops them – and many are trying. We’re following the fight and more.

Four of the dirtiest plants, which sit on Native American soil, were expecting more lenient goals under the Clean Power Plan, but the EPA shifted gears.
Four Western power plants that emit more carbon dioxide than the 20 fossil-fuel-fired plants in...
08/24/2015 | Read More
Voluntary measures will not push the oil and gas industry to reduce emissions by 40-45 percent, critics contend.
This story was updated on Aug. 18 at 12:40 pm. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first-...
08/18/2015 | Read More
The National Black Chamber of Commerce launched a PR campaign against the carbon regulations, fueled by its oil and gas industry sponsors, critics contend.
This story was updated with new details Aug. 13 After the Environmental Protection Agency released...
08/12/2015 | Read More
The Obama administration offers a carbon trading system as an option for states that don't want to comply with emissions cuts.
If enough states "just say no" to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, refusing to impose...
08/05/2015 | Read More
Many groups argued for revisions to the Obama administration's carbon regulations before they were finalized. Who won?
After more than a year of public hearings, stakeholder meetings and an unsuccessful pre-emptive...
08/04/2015 | Read More
As pipeline company braces for huge fine, EPA has more time to determine damages for Kalamazoo River disaster.
Enbridge, Inc. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to a six-month extension on...
08/04/2015 | Read More
The fine for calamitous pipeline rupture could exceed $100 million, but may take another year or more to decide.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Enbridge, Inc. have agreed to extend the deadline for...
08/02/2015 | Read More
Hundreds of corporate giants have rallied to urge governors to see the upcoming regulations as a boost for the economy.
Three hundred sixty-five companies and investors sent letters on Friday to more than two dozen...
07/31/2015 | Read More
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is proposing an interstate compact to defy federal law and "shield" states from the EPA's imminent Clean Power Plan.
With the Obama administration poised to issue its sweeping rules to cut carbon pollution from power...
07/30/2015 | Read More
Despite a downward trend in coal use and emissions overall by utilities, a handful still pump an inordinate amount into the air.
Although several of America's biggest investor-owned utilities have seen a significant drop in...
07/17/2015 | Read More