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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.18.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.18.12

May 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The Gasoline Regulations Act (H.R. 4471), which we are calling the Gutting Air Standards Protection (GASP) Act, passed the full Energy and Commerce Committee on May 17. This bill would do nothing about high gas prices but would block several clean air standards and gut the Clean Air Act’s health-based approach to […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.11.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.11.12

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The House has begun voting on FY2013 appropriations bills to provide the federal governments’ annual funding, but the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill, which includes funding for Clean Air Act activities, may be too controversial to come to the House floor this year and may instead be rolled into an omnibus appropriations bill late […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.4.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.4.12

May 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: The full Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to vote on the Gasoline Regulations Act (H.R. 4471) in May (possibly May 17) and then the bill will head to the floor of the House. The American Lung Association has coined a more accurate name for the bill: the Gutting Air Standards Protection (GASP) […]

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There is no hope, but we might be wrong. Earth Day 2012 Hotline, 4.23.12

There is no hope, but we might be wrong. Earth Day 2012 Hotline, 4.23.12

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“There is no hope, but we might be wrong.” Earth Day 2012 Edition The Strip | By Brian McFadden published in The New York Times, 4.22.12. Happy Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day, the environmental threats facing our country and planet have worsened, growing exponentially in number and complexity. Even as we learn more […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 4.20.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 4.20.12

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congress: On Tuesday, April 17, the Energy subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee voted 15 to 8 on party lines to pass a draft bill called the Gasoline Regulations Act, described by the committee as a legislative response to high gasoline prices. In fact, the Gasoline Regulations Act is yet another assault […]

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Getting to Higher Ground, Hotline 4.2.12

Getting to Higher Ground, Hotline 4.2.12

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

March 30, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

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 […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.16.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.16.12

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congressional Update: Senate On Wednesday, the Senate passed S. 1813, the much-debated surface transportation act. As we mentioned last week, this legislation was a potential vehicle for Clean Air Act riders. However, last Thursday the Senate successfully rejected the Collins amendment to block EPA’s air toxics standards for industrial boilers. The final package did […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.3.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.3.12

February 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congressional Update: In a conference committee meeting February 2nd on the payroll tax bill, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) called for including H.R. 2250, the bill to block EPA’s standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollutants from industrial boilers. The House passed H.R. 2250 in October; similar legislation […]

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Good News with the Bad, Hotline 12.19.11

Good News with the Bad, Hotline 12.19.11

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The good new is that House and Senate finally passed the more than $1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill Thursday night and most of the egregious attacks on public health and the environment were left out. However, there were some notable dirty riders such as a step backward by repealing energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. Unfortunately, this bill also included provisions for exempting Arctic drilling from critical Clean Air Act standards which is not only bad for the environment but also the wrong way to legislate decisions like those.

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