Coal power plants and the ESA

Yesterday, EPA published in the Federal Register its proposed rule for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.  The rule has already garnered much criticism from industry, in particular for its reliance on a variety of “outside the … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — December 27, 2013

Environment — Clean Air Act PLF and the National Association of Manufacturers filed this joint opposition brief in Alec L. v. McCarthy which is now before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  We intervened in this case in order to … Continue reading

Greenhouse gas rules up in the air

Today is a big day for all things greenhouse gas, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releasing its Fifth Assessment Report.  Earlier this week, the similarly named (but differently purposed) Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change released its latest … Continue reading

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announces departure

In the wake of rumors that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may resign from the cabinet, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson yesterday formally announced her departure.  Cabinet officials frequently rotate out of government as an administration transitions to a second term, so Jackson has … Continue reading

Defending the indefensible

In his environmentalist apologia for the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) entitled “EPA, job killer or people saver?” journalist LZ Granderson seeks to rehabilitate EPA from recent criticisms and attacks.  The thesis of Mr. Granderson’s piece is that, because our water and air … Continue reading