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The Significance of Chevron Deference

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger

Two new SCOTUS cases, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless Inc. v. Dept. of Commerce, may impact federal agencies’ ability to perform their duties.

The Grid Is A-Changing—and Grid Operators Need to Change With It

Expert BlogUnited StatesChristy Walsh, David Doniger
In their effort to shift blame to the EPA, fossil fuel interests and other opponents of carbon rules are conflating two types of reliability arguments. In comments NRDC and its allies are delivering to EPA and FERC tomorrow, we are…

Towards A Cleaner, Better Power Sector 

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger, Olivia Keck

After the hottest year on record, curbing power plant carbon pollution is more urgent than ever. Fortunately, we can get there from here.

This Is Not Your Father’s Automobile Industry

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDavid Doniger
Seven automakers just filed a remarkable brief defending California’s leadership vehicle emissions standards in federal court.

2023: A Big Year for Curbing Power Plants’ Climate Pollution

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger
With the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA and Congress’s enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, new standards to cut power plant carbon pollution are high on the priority list. So, what are we looking for?

U.S. Joins Crucial Kigali Agreement Phasing Down HFCs

Expert BlogInternational, United StatesDavid Doniger, Christina Theodoridi

The Senate gave the green light today for the U.S. to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the most effective environmental treaty ever. Kigali is a global agreement to phase down potent climate pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)…

EPA Launches Multi-Pollutant Power Plant Strategy

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Doniger
Power plants are the nation's biggest industrial polluters, threatening the health of millions. EPA has launched a multi-pollutant strategy to curb their air, water, and land pollution.

It Was a Cool Year to Curb HFCs

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalAlex Hillbrand, David Doniger
Here's a roundup of 2021 in HFC policy land.

Biden Team Moves to Save the Boundary Waters

Expert BlogMinnesotaDavid Doniger

The Biden administration’s very welcome decision to block sulfide-ore copper mining on the edges of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is personal to me and my family. My in-laws have roots there going back more than a century, and…

EPA Moves Fast to Curb HFCs

Expert BlogUnited StatesChristina Theodoridi, Alex Hillbrand, David Doniger

The benefits of the new rule are huge, and it’s a significant step toward President Biden’s goal of cutting U.S. climate pollution by 50-52 percent by the end of this decade. But there’s plenty of work left to do.