U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is a set of regulations designed to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from electricity generation. The final version, released on August 3, calls for a 32 percent reduction relative to 2005 levels.

Mike Bloomberg Contributes $64 Million to Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he would contribute $64 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program…

Coal Is Going Down, Even Without the Clean Power Plan

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling…

How the Trump Administration Hurts Economy, Environment with Clean Power Plan Repeal

Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty…

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Buh-Bye to Clean Power Plan — and Maybe His Job, Too

EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to kill the Clean Power Plan, but his exorbitant travel puts him at risk of losing his position…

Trump Forest: A New Forestry Initiative Dedicated to President Trump

Three environmentalists have come up from an ingenious way to respond to President Donald Trump's effort to dismiss the need for climate change…

Rolling Back the Clean Power Plan Will Hurt U.S. Jobs, Competitiveness

Donald Trump promised to be “the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.” That won’t happen by rolling back policies like the…

The Other Shoe Drops: Trump Signs Executive Order Gutting Environmental Protections

Today U.S. President Donald Trump set in motion a reversal of support for environmental protection, climate and earth science, and basic energy research.…

Is Energy Independence a Cover for Coal?

Of all the actions and orders in Trump's 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed…

The Clean Power Plan is Going Away, And There’s No Replacement

In what should come as no surprise, the Donald Trump administration is set to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to shift…

Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky: Coal Jobs May Not Come Back

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending…

Companies, Lawmakers Step Up to Support Clean Power Plan

Last week's three-fold amicus curiae submission to the U.S. Appeals Court included supporters from Congress, the tech, insurance and food industries, and plenty…

SCOTUS Does a 180, Refuses to Block Environmental Regulations

Four weeks ago, in a highly unusual 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, temporarily blocking progress…

Scalia’s Death and Senate Politics: What’s Next for Clean Power?

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, things just got complicated for the Supreme Court -- and for Senate majority…

A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear ... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who…

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…