Tag Archives: Air pollution

Sustainability Outlook European Union – June 2022

Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly horizon scan of key developments in EU sustainability law and policy. This month’s newsletter is a packed edition including the following: European Parliament demands the right to legislative initiative.  European Commission updates legislative and policy timeline until the end of 2022.  European … Continue Reading

EPA Issues Proposed Rule Concerning Ozone

Regulatory Activity Ozone A court order issued last week instructs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue its proposed rule concerning ozone by December 1, 2014, and a final rule by October 1, 2015. This action would finalize the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) that are expected to significantly impact cities, counties, transportation systems … Continue Reading

Energy and Commerce to Consider Bill to Limit EPA’s Regulatory Authority

Legislative Activity Energy and Commerce to Consider Bill to Limit EPA’s Regulatory Authority On Monday, January 13, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a markup vote on H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act.” The legislation seeks to curtail the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) ability to control … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Sets Up Limited EPA Greenhouse Gas Challenge

Legal Activity Supreme Court Sets Up Limited EPA Greenhouse Gas Challenge On Tuesday, October 15, the Supreme Court granted and consolidated six petitions for certiori to hear a limited appeal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases from new motor vehicles. The Court’s decision is limited to a single question: “Whether EPA … Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Legislation Delayed; McConnell Emissions Legislation Introduced

Legislative Activity Energy Efficiency Legislation Delayed The Senate failed last week to fully consider S. 1392, energy efficiency legislation introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). While the legislation enjoys bipartisan support, consideration of the legislation has been delayed by negotiations regarding non-germane amendments related to the Keystone XL Pipeline and implementation … Continue Reading

EPA Releases Proposed Rule Governing New Power Plant CO2 Emissions

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, September 24: The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, will hold a hearing to examine black carbon as a global health problem and to determine low-cost solutions. Tuesday, September 24: The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, … Continue Reading
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