In the news today…
- Bloomberg Law reports climate activists are storming Congress this week, holding online meetings with more than 400 House and Senate lawmakers to press for a carbon tax and economic relief for hard-hit coal communities.
- E&E Greenwire reports Pebble Partnership has rolled out plans to share revenue from its proposed copper and gold mine with year-round area residents of southwest Alaska.
- The York-News Times and the Journal Times report Pebble is not trying to pay people off with its plan to share revenues.
- EHS Daily Advisor reports earlier this month, the EPA finalized its “Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule,” which aims to increase the transparency and efficiency of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 water quality certification process to promote the timely review of infrastructure projects.
- Inside EPA reports EPA for the first time is detailing to a court its legal arguments for repealing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) utility greenhouse gas rule and replacing it with the much narrower Affordable Clean Energy (ACE), charging that the CPP was unlawfully broad while ACE is the only way to “lawfully regulate” power plant climate emissions.