by Danielle Sugarman Fellow On December 16, 2010 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted 9 to 1 to approve regulations that will establish a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases (GHGs) in California. This move marks a significant step in achieving obligations set under CA’s 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) which requires the […]

The Colorado Coal Conundrum


December 17th, 2010

The Colorado Public Utility Commission (CPUC) issued formal written orders on December 15 approving two utilities’ plans, pursuant to a new state clean air law, to shut down a number of coal burning power plants across the state. Under the orders, Xcel Energy, the state’s largest power provider, will decommission five coal-fired power plants, switch […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director On December 8, the DC Circuit scheduled oral arguments for a challenge to EPA’s waiver for California’s vehicle tailpipe emission standards for greenhouse gases.  The challenge is the latest in a six-year battle over proper use and interpretation of the Clean Air Act, and represents a final effort by industry […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director The DC Circuit issued an order on December 10 with respect to a group of cases challenging four EPA greenhouse gas regulations, responding to petitioners’ motions to coordinate cases, and to stay implementation of EPA’s regulations pending a final decision in the case.  The panel, consisting of Judges Ginsburg, Tatel, […]

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