EPA vs California – The showdown looms ever closer

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It has been on the radar for some time now, and as recently as last week I was giving a heads up that this was coming. The EPA has now finally announced that they are rolling back the existing emissions regulations. It’s a proposal, and not a done deal. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The formal … Read more EPA vs California – The showdown looms ever closer

EPA to attack California’s Auto emissions standards

emissions

Despite a change in leadership at the top of the EPA the fight to rollback Californian auto emissions is still game-on. Bloomberg reports on 23rd July … Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power … As part of the effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose revoking the Clean Air Act waiver granted … Read more EPA to attack California’s Auto emissions standards

17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

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Not too long ago I was writing about the possibility of the EPA rolling back of emission standards. At that time state leaders were confident that if it did happen then they would take appropriate legal action, and expressed confidence that they would win. The latest update is that this drama is now unfolding. The … Read more 17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets – Yikes! – #Climate

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This might or might not happen, or might happen but be watered down. The LA Times reports it as follows … EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California The Trump administration is poised to abandon America’s pioneering fuel economy targets for cars … Read more EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets – Yikes! – #Climate

Climate Science paper washes out, denialist media gives it a spin cycle

emission budgets

A paper published last week in Nature Geoscience entitled “Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C” has set a few heads spinning. The primary thrust of it is that the amount of CO2 that can be emitted is perhaps bigger than previously thought if we are to still stick the goal of … Read more Climate Science paper washes out, denialist media gives it a spin cycle

Some rather strange responses to Obama’s new Climate Change rules

As I’m sure you are aware, Obama announced some rather sensible regulations that mandate that coal-fired power plants in the US need to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions by 30%. In fact Al Gore has chipped in and said the new rules were “the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in our country’s history”.  Sigh! … if … Read more Some rather strange responses to Obama’s new Climate Change rules