The EPA’s Latest Efforts to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 30, 2024
Jessica D. Hunt, Esq. and Kelly A. Hanna, Esq.
The Legal Intelligencer

In executive Order 14008, President Joe Biden made climate change a priority of his administration and established a goal of net-zero emissions economywide by 2050. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken aggressive steps to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across industry sectors. In the last few months, the EPA has finalized several regulations pertaining to GHG emissions, including revising the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (GHGRR); issuing new source performance standards (NSPS) applicable to fossil-fuel powered power plants; and finalizing updated standards applicable to the crude oil and natural gas sector. This article provides an overview of these three recent EPA actions.

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