cross state air pollution rule

The Supreme Court's Air Pollution Decision Is Wrong, But Don't Blame The Court

May 2, 2014 by Brian H. Potts

The Obama administration’s war on coal scored a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Six of the Court’s nine justices went out of their way to uphold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s far-reaching Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.[read more]

Clean Air Has Its Day In Court

December 16, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Clean Air and the Courts

Two of the most important health standards ever adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce harmful air pollution from power plants had their day in court this week. Actually two courts: the Supreme Court, and down the street, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.[read more]

A Singular Day for Clean Air: Safeguards for 45,000 Lives Are Debated in Courts

December 13, 2013 by Peter Lehner

When it comes to reducing the outdoor air pollution that triggers asthma, the state of Connecticut has done many things right. Yet the asthma rate for children here is a full two percentage points higher than nationwide; adult asthma rates in the state are also consistently higher than the national average.[read more]

New Air Pollution Rules Could Reduce US Electric-Sector CO2 Emissions By More Than 4 Percent

January 4, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins

Also by Alex Trembath. Two new federal air pollution regulations are expected to spur the closure of up to 67 aging, inefficient, coal-fired power plants, reducing both harmful air pollutants and emissions of the climate destabilizing greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), according to an AP survey of US power plant operators and a...[read more]

32 US Coal-Fired Power Plants Headed for Closure

December 21, 2011 by Jim Pierobon

The hotly debated Air Toxics Rule and Cross State Air Pollution Rule now slated for enactment in three years by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are destined to close at least 32 coal-fired power plants throughout the U.S. each with an average age of 51 years. This according to a survey of 55 power plant operators and EPA data by...[read more]