EPA Issues Final Notice Setting Stage for Regulating Greenhouse Gases under Clean Air ActMarch 29, 2010
The EPA today announced its final plans to move forward to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. In its final notice titled, “Reconsideration of Interpretation of Regulations that Determine Pollutants Covered by Clean Air Act Permitting Programs,” the EPA explained that the agency will implement the first national rule controlling CO2 and other greenhouse gases when the rule takes effect. According to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the rule will not go into effect until 2011 when the proposed rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks goes into effect. The EPA expects to issue those regulations soon.
Study Finds High Energy Costs Straining Family Budgets; Low-Income Families Hit HardestMarch 25, 2010
A study released this week finds that high energy costs are forcing families to spend a huge amount of their income on energy, with lower-income families the most vulnerable.
The study by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) highlights a growing problem for families, particularly at a time when both the Wisconsin Legislature and Congress in Washington are considering legislation that could drastically increase the cost of energy.
DNR Moves Forward with Costly Phosphorus RuleMarch 17, 2010
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board this month announced plans to hold hearings on a controversial proposed administrative rule that would place significantly more stringent phosphorus limits for Wisconsin lakes and rivers.
U.S. Chamber Petitions EPA Over “Endangerment Finding”March 17, 2010
The Chamber last month filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging EPA’s endangerment finding.