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  •  Not NSPS (EPA hasn't (1+ / 0-)
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    beach babe in fl

    finalized those yet, and then there will be length litigation in the DC Circuit before any possibility of SCt involvement).

    The CRR case involves a suite of EPA actions -- including the 2009 "endangerment finding" concerning GHGs from motor vehicles (the direct follow-on to Massachusetts v. EPA); as well as the actual vehicle GHG emissions standards themselves; as well as steps EPA took to "tailor" the application of one of the Clean Air Act's stationary source programs ("PSD") to GHG sources, based on EPA's finding that immediate application of the Act to all GHG sources at the low statutory coverage thresholds would be infeasible (a position the environmental community supported because it allowed EPA to apply the Act to larger sources that account for the vast majority of emissions).  A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit unanimously upheld all these EPA actions; and now the huge business/Republican governor/AG coalition will try their luck with SCt.

    "Save it for 2050." -- Mark Penn (on Obama's electability)

    by throughaglassdarkly on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:48:34 PM PST

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      I've been enduring some "tailored" PSD public comment periods for GHG on large sources.  EPA hasn't been too picky about companies' claims their processes are efficient and the best GHG controls available. I hadn't realized the whole regulatory scheme was also under court appeal.

      Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

      by 6412093 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:00:53 AM PST

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