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EPA, Supporters Defend 'Co-Benefit' Pollution Cuts To Justify Utility MACT

EPA and its environmentalist, state and utility industry supporters are defending the agency's use of “co-benefit” cuts in pollution not regulated by its power plant maximum achievable control technology (MACT) rule as a justification for the regulation, saying the human health protections from the cuts are a vital part of the MACT's benefits.

House GOP Appropriators Reject EPA's Bid For $452 Million Boost In FY16

Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee say they will reject EPA's request for a $452 million boost to its fiscal year 2016 budget in part because the agency would use the funds to craft water and climate rules they oppose, though the lawmakers say they might still agree to boost EPA's water infrastructure funds.

EPA Plans Final CWA Rule In 2015 Despite Concerns Over Major Changes

EPA plans to finalize the administration's controversial rule to define the Clean Water Act's (CWA) scope this year, according to agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, despite concerns from critics that potential changes the agency is said to be considering to the rule are so major that they warrant re-proposing the entire regulation.

EPA Weighs Early ESPS Role For FERC In Response To Reliability Concerns

Despite Legislative Push, GOP Lawmaker Doubts RFS Reform's Prospects

Judges' Review Of CSAPR May Set Precedent On EPA Air Trading Policies

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Environmentalists Seek Novel Conductivity TMDL In Appalachian Waters

Despite Pact, EPA Leaves Door Open For Sewer Overflow Citizen Lawsuits