Environment

Senate Hearing on Appliance Efficiency Standards Sparks Consumer Choice Debate

Members of Congress debate consumer choice issues raised by efficiency standards for light bulbs and appliances.

Balancing Confidentiality and Transparent Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA and the EU differ over how to respect confidential business information while enforcing environmental regulation.

Clean Water Act Amendment Helps Philadelphia Comply with Stormwater Regulations

The federal government may contribute fees to Philadelphia to limit stormwater runoff to sewers.

Murkowski Resolution Fails, But EPA Climate Change Regulation Still at Risk

Senator’s failed attempt to dismantle agency’s greenhouse gas regulation fails amidst similar efforts.

Penn Law Students Cited in Historic EPA/NHTSA Rulemaking

Agencies discuss student comment in rulemaking on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

EPA Announces Climate Change Regulation Will Not Take Effect Until After the 2010 Elections

Agency clarifies that it will not implement greenhouse gas regulations for at least one more year.

More Petitions Filed Challenging EPA’s Endangerment Finding

Groups challenge EPA’s reliance on scientific reports to find danger in greenhouse gas emissions.

Additional Efforts to Halt EPA Climate Change Regulation

Two more House bills aim to curb EPA’s regulatory authority.

EPA Considers Closing Down Voluntary Programs

The impacts of agency’s decision to end voluntary regulatory compliance programs may be difficult to evaluate.

Can the Congressional Review Act Block Climate Change Regulation?

Members of Congress invoke federal law to halt EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases.