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  1. Power Emissions: DC appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal appeals court in Washington began hearing oral arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions . The Clean Power Plan , which aims to slow climate change by reducing power-plant emissions by one-third, has been challenged by more than two dozen mostly Republican-led states, including Texas, and allied business and industry groups tied to fossil fuels. The states deride the carbon-cutting plan unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency as an "unlawful power grab" that will kill coal-mining jobs and drive up electricity costs. The Supreme Court has delayed implementation until the legal challenges are resolved. Implementation of the rules is considered essential to the United States meeting emissions-reduction targets in a global climate agreement signed in Paris last year. The Obama administration and environmental groups also say the plan will spur new clean-energy jobs. Regardless of which side prevails at the appeals level, the issue is considered likely to end up being decided by the Supreme Court. The federal plan aims to help stave off the worst predicted impacts of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants by about one-third by 2030. The plan also encourages further development of alternative energy sources such as wind and solar by further ratcheting down any emissions allowed from new coal-fired power plants. Under the Clean Air Act, certain challenges to new EPA rules skip the federal district court and go directly to the appeals court. A three-judge panel had been scheduled to hear the case in June, but whichever side lost was considered likely to seek a review by the full appeals court. In a rare step, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit elected to hold Tuesday's "en banc" review before the smaller panel's decision, which is allowed under procedural rules when the case at issue "involves a question of exceptional importance." By using its discretion to skip a step, the appeals judges are potentially shaving months off the time before the case could be heard by the high court. Six of the 10 appeals judges were appointed by Democratic presidents. Chief appeals judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated by Obama to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat, has recused himself from the case.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  2. Utility Company: Natural gas utilities move against new state clean air law

    Several large natural gas utilities in Washington state are taking legal action against the state Department of Ecology over its recently created clean air rule that seeks to combat climate change.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  3. Court Hearings Begin in Challenge to the Clean Power Plan

    President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan came under nearly seven hours of scrutiny from government, industry and public interest groups Tuesday in the second-highest court in the country.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  4. Court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

    The Supreme Court has delayed implementation until the legal challenges are resolved

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  1. Oil and Gas News: Southern governors lift driver rules after gas spill

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  2. Oil and Gas News: Gas prices up, stations running out after pipeline spill

    Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged up following a pipeline spill in Alabama.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  3. EPA finalizes rules to limit upwind ozone emissions from power plants in 22 states

    The federal plans will be only for states which have not delivered approved state implementations

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    Thu, 8 Sep 2016

  4. Environmentalists win lawsuit against Illinois coal plant

    The Sierra Club and other groups filed the lawsuit in 2013

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    Tue, 30 Aug 2016

  5. Coal Power Plant News: Environmentalists win lawsuit against Peoria-area coal plant

    A federal judge has ruled a coal fired energy plant outside Peoria has allowed too much soot to be emitted from its smoke stacks.

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  6. EPA schedules hearings on Clean Air Act's new source review rule

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled June and July meetings to take public input on whether enforcement of a Clean Air Act rule is hampering investment in electric generating and refinery capacity. (By the OGJ Online Staff)

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    Mon, 25 Jun 2001

  7. Coffeyville Resources refinery to pay $300,000 to settle Clean Air Act violations

    Coffeyville Resources agreed to pay a civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas.

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    Wed, 22 May 2013

  8. U.S. power sector continues cutting power plant pollution

    Since 2000, emissions of all four major pollutants have dropped while total electricity generation and the American economy have grown

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

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