Posts tagged ‘Clean Air Act’

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director As discussed previously, EPA has issued a series of four rules designed to initiate regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act (“underlying regulations”).  As litigation challenging the legality of these regulations moves forward in the DC Circuit, and legislation seeking to limit EPA’s authority moves forward in […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director CCCL recently released a report detailing options for implementing potential cap and trade regimes through federal-state partnerships under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act (§111).  This report, written jointly with the World Resources Institute, asserts that cap and trade regulations are legally defensible under certain circumstances, and that they […]

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, […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director CCCL is happy to announce the release of a new white paper.  It can be accessed here, and the executive summary for this paper is below: As the U.S. Congress has failed to pass meaningful climate legislation, the EPA has initiated a series of regulations designed to recognize greenhouse gases […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director As litigation against EPA challenging greenhouse gas regulations moves forward, questions remain as to what, exactly, the DC Circuit will do if it rules for the challengers on the merits of their cases.  The two primary options here are: absolute vacatur (removing all force of law from the regulations), and […]

Julia Ciardullo Fellow EPA’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) have come under attack by some opponents of climate regulation as an “aggressive” and “unprecedented” program of rulemakings.[1] In fact, EPA issued far more regulations to implement the CAA Amendments of 1990. The attached chart prepared by the Center […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director As the complex group of cases challenging EPA greenhouse gas regulations moves forward in DC Circuits, opponents of these regulations have voiced concerns that rules due to take effect in January 2011 may severely harm their economies before they have a chance to be overturned in court.  To avoid this, […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director The landscape of challenges to EPA’s climate change rulemakings is extremely complex.  To manage the multitude of lawsuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit may consider consolidation and coordination procedures to combine more than 80 cases into a more manageable number.  Industry-affiliated groups and individuals […]

Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director and Fellow This blog previously referred to Texas’ lawsuit against the EPA asking for a stay (preliminary injunction) of four key EPA climate regulations.  However, this case was in fact merely one of over 80 distinct legal challenges in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals (DC Circuit) to […]


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