UPDATES Congress: The Senate Environmental and Public Works committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, in the next couple weeks, possibly May 8. The final step in the confirmation process is a vote by the full Senate. Administration: A group of [...]
UPDATES Congress: In previous issues, we have reported on the surface transportation bill moving in Congress. Last week, the House passed an extension of the surface transportation law (H.R. 4348) and this week voted to go to conference with the Senate, which has passed a bipartisan transportation bill (S. 1813). Fortunately the bills do not [...]
As we all know, Massachusetts vs. EPA set the stage for our community’s current efforts to protect the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases—including efforts to generate comments in support of the EPA’s proposed standard for industrial carbon pollution. This was one of many topics covered at the 2012 USCAN Annual Conference, held March 20-22 in Denver, CO.
UPDATES Carbon Pollution Standard: On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first national limits on carbon pollution from new electric power plants. This is an incredibly important step forward to protect American’s health and well-being from the carbon pollution that is driving dangerous climate change. Carbon pollution fuels climate change that raises temperatures and [...]