More Emissions Regulations & Policy News

EPA reports lower GHG emissions

04/15/2014

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the U.S. decreased 3.4 percent in 2012 from 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

East Kentucky Power Coop will deactivate coal-fired power plant

04/14/2014

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) will deactivate the coal-fired Dale Station over the next year and indefinitely cease operations at the plant by April 2015 because of federal regulations, according to the cooperative.

WPS shuts down coal-fired generators

03/14/2014

Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) will shut down coal-fired Units 5 and 6 at the J.P. Pulliam Plant.

EIA: 54 GW of coal to retire by 2016 due to MATS

02/14/2014

A total of 60 GW of coal-fired generation is expected to retire by 2020, a number beyond that previously reported to the EIA.

EPA sets coal ash disposal rule deadline

01/30/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set a deadline to finalize its revision of a coal ash residual rule.

Okla. AG, OG&E ask Supreme Court to review regional haze decision

01/29/2014

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional haze plan for the state.

Pa. Coal Alliance calls for legislative hearings on power supply prices

01/28/2014

The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance has called for legislative hearings to investigate the reasons for short supplies of electricity causing power prices to spike.

EPA proposes regional haze rule in Arizona

01/28/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed emission controls at a coal-fired power plant in Arizona under the regional haze rule.

Hearings set for coal plant on Navajo reservation

11/08/2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled five public hearings on proposals to control emissions from a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, according to the Associated Press.

Court denies OGE’s request for regional haze rehearing

11/01/2013

A three-judge panel from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request by OG&E, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers asking for the full court to review a previous decision upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional haze plan for Oklahoma.

EPA must set deadline for coal ash regulations

10/29/2013

A federal district court judge issued a memorandum opinion Tuesday stating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 60 days to inform the court of when the agency plans to complete a review and revision of its regulations concerning coal ash.

EPA: Emissions from power plants have decreased 10 percent over past two years

10/23/2013

Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants have decreased 10 percent in the past two years, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA to hold public listening sessions on reducing CO2 from existing plants

09/30/2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be holding 11 public listening sessions regarding the best approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.

EPA adds third option to reduce coal-fired emissions from Navajo power plant

09/27/2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added an option to reduce pollution from the 2,250 MW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Arizona that would require shutting down one of the plant’s three units.

EPA proposes emissions limits for new coal-, natural gas-fired plants

09/20/2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon emissions from new power plants.

McCarthy, Moniz: Coal-fired power still has future in U.S.

09/18/2013

Both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Energy Secretary said there was a future for coal in the U.S. despite a rule coming that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants.

Rule may set separate emissions limits for coal-, gas-fired plants

09/12/2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly going to propose a revised rule that would set different emissions limits for new coal- and natural gas-fired power plants.

Three N.C. coal-fired power plants to be demolished

09/04/2013

Duke Energy said the company will begin demolishing several retired coal-fired units in North Carolina.

OG&E, Oklahoma AG request rehearing over regional haze ruling

09/04/2013

Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Oklahoma Attorney General have requested a rehearing before the full 10-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can impose a regional haze plan in Oklahoma.

Senator plans congressional field hearing on future of U.S. coal

08/29/2013

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is hosting a congressional field hearing next week to discuss the future of the U.S. coal industry.