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White House to Federal Agencies: Consider Climate Change Impacts of Your Actions

Federal agencies must disclose how their actions will impact climate change, according to White House guidance issued today. The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) final guidance updates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their actions prior to making … Read more »

Obama Proposes $10-Per-Barrel Oil Tax

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose a $10-per-barrel fee paid by oil companies to fund investments in low-carbon transportation. The oil tax, which would be phased in over five years, is part of the president’s 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan. The plan would increase by $20 billion per year … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Remains in Effect, Court Rules

The Clean Power Plan will remain in effect while the court hears arguments on its merits, according to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, which today rejected efforts to put the carbon emissions rule on hold. Since the EPA published the Clean Power Plan in late October, … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan: What to Expect in 2016

The battle over the Clean Power Plan continues as a coalition of states, companies and advocacy groups is asking a federal appeals court to reject “speculative” arguments against the carbon rule for power plants. Since the EPA published the Clean Power Plan in late October, more than 20 energy companies, … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: IHS, WWF, Codexis, Environ

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. IHS: Scott Key (pictured) is now president and CEO of the information and analytics company. Key was also elected to the IHS board of directors, effective June 1, and per the company’s planned CEO succession former chairman and … Read more »