Environmental and Climate Change News

  Below are some news stories around the nation relating to climate change and the environment: California announced yesterday that it filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration over changes it made to the Endangered Species Act. The new rules apply to federal agencies that approve projects on land owned or regulated by the federal government. Under the new […]

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Federal Court Reinstates Clean Air Interstate Rule

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today reversed its earlier decision that struck down the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), and reinstated the rule until the EPA drafts new regulations. In 2005 the EPA issued CAIR, which established an emissions trading program to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur dioxide […]

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EPA Issues Policy Easing Emission Regulations for New Coal-Fired Power Plants

EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson issued a memorandum late last week that set an agency-wide policy prohibiting controls on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from being included in air pollution permits for coal-fired power plants and other facilities. The memo was written in response to a decision by the Environmental Appeals Board – an EPA panel […]

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EPA Designates 6 Wisconsin Counties as Nonattainment Areas Under the Clean Air Act

The United States EPA Administrator, Stephen L. Johnson, today issued a letter to Gov. Jim Doyle outlining the agency’s decision to designate six Wisconsin counties as PM2.5 nonattainment areas. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA is required to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for several types of air pollutants.  One of those […]

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The Hamilton Blog

Welcome to the Hamilton Blog, a new blog hosted by The Hamilton Consulting Group, a government relations firm in Madison, Wisconsin. The Hamilton Blog will provide up-to-date information regarding Wisconsin legislation, regulations, politics, legal cases, and news. Because policies that affect Wisconsin citizens do not just occur in Madison, the Hamilton Blog will also provide […]

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