Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Congress’ cap-and-trade action likely means EPA regulates GHGs beginning Jan. 2, 2011

This post was also written by Larry Demase, Jennifer Smokelin, and David Wagner. In the weeks that have passed since our previous article on climate change activity in Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency, it has become evident that Washington is more likely to see a snowstorm this summer than congressional passage of a cap-and-trade measure … Continue Reading

Post Gulf Oil Spill: Will Climate Change Be Part of Federal Energy Initiatives?

This post was also written by Larry Demase. Summary The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased the chances that Congress will send energy-related legislation to the President’s desk before the midterm congressional elections in November. We note that last year the House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate H.R. 2454, the … Continue Reading

From the Carrot to the Stick: EPA Outlines Punitive Measures to Reduce Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

This post was also written by Lou Naugle and David Wagner. Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) outlined what it terms a “rigorous accountability framework” for addressing pollution levels in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. This is the latest in a series of federal efforts to address levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment in … Continue Reading