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  • November 23, 2015 -
    By Timothy P Fagan, Legal Editor

    As part of his Climate Action Plan, President Obama specifically referenced reducing carbon emissions from power plants, methane emissions, and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The EPA has been steadily moving forward to make these emissions cuts a reality with the Clean Power Plan and NSPS revisions for landfills and the oil and gas industry. Now EPA is turning toward refrigerants, specifically HFCs.

  • November 27, 2015 - In early November, eight Democratic senators wrote to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, asking that the Department of Interior (DOI) incorporate the cost of climate-related impacts into any revaluation of coal leases on public land.
  • November 25, 2015 - The EPA’s January 2013 amendments to its maximum achievable control technology standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters (Boiler MACT) was a highly consequential action that prompted both industry and environmental groups to submit 13 petitions asking the Agency to reconsider certain provisions. In a final rule, the Agency has responded to those petitions and issued several revisions. 
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