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US Chamber Sues EPA to Challenge GHG Endangerment Finding

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday filed a lawsuit that challenges EPA’s rejection of its petition for reconsideration of the agency’s 2009 endangerment finding that greenhouse gases threaten humans, E2 wire reports. The finding forms the foundation for upcoming EPA rules limiting emissions from power plants, factories and other … Read more »

U.S. Chamber Asks EPA to Reconsider Endangerment Finding

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a petition asking the EPA to reconsider the legal underpinning of its Endangerment Finding, which would open the door to emissions regulations. At the same time, the EPA continues studying its own plan for a cap-and-trade plan. The Chamber of Commerce on March … Read more »

EPA’s Endangerment Finding Under Fire by States, Lawmakers and Industry Groups

A legal battle is brewing for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gasses after several industry groups, conservative think tanks, lawmakers and three states filed 16 court challenges before yesterday’s (Feb. 16) deadline, reports the New York Times. The lawsuits filed in the U.S. Circuit Court of … Read more »

Senator Murkowski Aims to Shut Down GHG Reg

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is expected to introduce an amendment that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) under the Clean Air Act, reports the Los Angeles Times. Murkowski, the top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, unveiled her initial amendment … Read more »

Beef Group Takes EPA to Court Over Endangerment Ruling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, fearing potential penalties related to greenhouse gas emissions, has filed a challenge to EPA’s endangerment finding on GHG gases. The petition, filed Dec. 23 in the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals, said that EPA climate regulations would harm the profitability of large farms, reports … Read more »

Republicans Mount Challenge to EPA Emissions Regs

Republican lawmakers aim to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s endangerment finding that would regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the top GOP member of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is leading the charge by attempting to rally support behind a joint resolution … Read more »

EPA Emissions Rules May Spawn Lawsuits

With the Environmental Protection Agency on pace to require so-called “best available control technology” (BACT) to limit emissions, some are vowing lawsuits to protest the rule, reports the New York Times. Those opposed to the EPA endangerment finding have until Feb. 16 to do so. Indeed, the courts may well … Read more »

Obama, EPA Finalizing ‘Endangerment Finding’ on Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama Administration are expected to announce the long-awaited — and long-feared, by some — ruling that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to public health and welfare, according to news reports. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has planned a “significant climate … Read more »

EPA Releases Bush Administration’s Endangerment Document

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a long-secret document on global warming that shows the George W. Bush administration had concluded in December 2007 that greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles were endangering public welfare and needed to be regulated under the Clean Air Act, reports the New … Read more »

EPA ‘Endangerment Ruling’ May Omit Small Business Emissions

If the EPA draft ruling declaring carbon dioxide a pollutant goes through as written, it would regulate emissions only from large industrial sources. EPA’s new take on the “endangerment finding” would be 100 times less strict than the current rule under the Clean Air Act, which calls for facilities emitting … Read more »

EPA Uses ‘Endangerment Finding’ Stick to Spur Climate Change Legislation

The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to declare carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant in the upcoming months may help push climate-change legislation as top senators delay plans until late September to set new limits on carbon dioxide emissions, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The House narrowly passed an energy and … Read more »

EPA Nears ‘Endangerment Finding’ on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental observers report that the White House Office of Management and Budget has approved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gas emissions threaten the public. They also say that the EPA could officially announce an “endangerment finding” this week or on Earth Day. Once official, the endangerment finding will … Read more »