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EPA Nixes Legal Justification for MATS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 16 withdrew the legal justification for an Obama-era rule that required coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury. The Mercury and…


[UPDATED] EPA Sets Schedules for Long List of Power Plant Regulatory Actions 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will act on a spate of power plant rules over the next year, its newly released agenda of regulatory and deregulatory actions shows. The…


Bipartisan Senators Urge EPA to Drop Proposed Changes to Mercury Rule

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a proposed rule that they said could “lead to the undoing” of the Obama administration’s…


Andrew Wheeler Confirmed as EPA Administrator

The Senate on February 28 officially confirmed Andrew Wheeler to be administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a 52–47 vote, mostly along party lines. The nomination of Wheeler, a…


Clean Air Act Issues Congress Could Grapple With in New Session
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While the Republican-led U.S. House and Senate in the 115th Congress was mainly focused on reviewing, for modification or repeal, several environmental rules issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA),…