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Business Leaders Urge New England and Mid-Atlantic Governors to Strengthen Commitment to RGGI
July 26, 2011
On July 25, over 200 business leaders from across the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions signed a letter to regional governors urging them to support and improve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an...

EPA Releases Final Interstate Transport Rule, “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule”
July 7, 2011
On July 6, 2011, EPA released its final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), also referred to as the “Transport Rule.” CSAPR establishes an allowance trading system to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide...

New Polling Highlights American’s Global Warming Beliefs
June 10, 2011
Half of all Americans believe that flooding, droughts, hurricanes, wildfires and coastal erosion are being caused by or becoming worse due to global warming in the United States. The new findings are available in the...

Comparing Legislative Proposals that Restrict the Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
February 10, 2011
UPDATED: Five proposals have been offered in the 112th Congress to date as part of the budget debate that would limit or eliminate federal agencies’ and states’ authority to regulate greenhouse...

What States Should Know About EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
January 7, 2011
In the past year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a number of steps to monitor and regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other existing authorities. This...

Reid's Decision Leaves Climate Action to EPA and States for Now
July 23, 2010
Citing a lack of bipartisan support Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that upcoming energy legislation won’t include a cap on carbon emissions or a renewable energy standard. Instead, the...