More information on EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan can be found here.

Issue Briefs

EPA’s Final Rule to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants (July 2017)
Regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals from Power Plants (June 2016)
Waters of the United States (July 2017)

Documents of Interest

  • Stranded Assets Infographic for EPA's Clean Power Plan (1/8/16)
  • APPA statement at FERC Technical Conference on EPA Clean Power Plant (2/5/2015)
  • Brattle Group analysis of NERC’s reliability concerns regarding the EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposal (2/1/2015)
  • NERC report "Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan" (11/5/2014)
  • APPA Statement for the Record for House Subcommittee on Energy & Power hearing titled "FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and Other Grid Reliability Challenges" (7/29/2014)
  • Public Power's Commitment to Reducing Greenhouse Gases (4/1/2014)
  • APPA comments on EPA's proposed NSPS for GHGs from new power plants (5/9/2014)
  • Letter from 21 Republican Senator and 1 Democratic Senator asking President Obama to protect ratepayers in any plans to regulate GHGs(1/31/2014)
  • EPA's proposed effluent limitation guidelines (ELG) for water discharges from power plants were published in the Federal Register (6/7/13)
  • Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change report titled "Implementing the President’s Climate Action Plane: U.S. Department of Energy."
  • APPA asked EPA to extend the comment period for the proposed revisions to the ELG and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category (5/20/13)
  • Senate Finance Committee white paper providing options for reforming federal tax laws related to infrastructure, energy and natural resources (4/25/13)
  • Senators Feinstein (D-CA), Alexander (R-TN), Wyden (D-OR), and Murkowski (R-AK) released discussion draft of the “Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013." (4/25/13)
  • UARG white paper on possible state CO2 emissions regulation from existing fossil-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (4/24/13)
  • Representatives Waxman (D-CA) and Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senators Whitehouse (D-RI) and Schatz (D-HI) released draft carbon pricing bill and solicited feedback from stakeholders and the public. (3/12/13)
  • APPA letter to Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Waxman (D-CA) regarding climate change (2/20/13)
  • Climate Protection Act of 2013, introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT)  [Summary] (2/14/13)
  • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking MemberVitter (R-LA) and 23 other Republican Senators letter to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Administrator of the NOAA regarding the Endangered Species Act (2/1/13)
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) final rule (1/30/2013)
  • House Energy and Commerce Committee letter to EPA seeking further information on the costs and benefits of the proposed fine PM rule (11/16/11)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision striking down CSAPR (9/21/12)
  • APPA testimony to House Small Business Committee on the Regulatory Flexibility Act (6/27/12)