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Former EPA Staffer Says Wheeler Lied to Congress

June 20, 2019 / by

Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN member Jeff Alson, former EPA Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, is quoted in this article about his accusation that Administrator Andrew Wheeler lied in a letter he wrote to Congress Tuesday that denied agency staff were shut out as EPA developed a controversial rollback on Obama-era fuel standards. Similar stories ran in Bloomberg Environment and Greenwire.

Question back in court: What’s the best way to cut emissions?

June 20, 2019 / by

Ellen M. Gilmer /

Greenwire

Joe Goffman, EPN member and former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article about the “best system of emission reduction” (BSER) term in the Clean Air Act after EPA released its replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan, focusing on the legal ramifications of re-interpreting BSER to create a more narrow standard. Similar stories ran in Climatewire and Inside EPA.

Trump Administration Finalizes Replacement To Obama’s Clean Power

June 20, 2019 / by

Rachel Martin /

NPR Morning Edition

Joe Goffman, EPN member and former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was interviewed on this radio segment about the new Affordable Clean Energy rule, its questionable legality, and its potential negative effects on state regulators and energy markets.

Cost of ACE Could Eclipse Benefits by $980M a Year

June 20, 2019 / by

Jean Chemnick and Niina H. Farah /

Climatewire

EPN members Joe Goffman, former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, and Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, are quoted in this article about the costs of the new ACE rule exceeding its benefits by as much as $980 million per year when its modest cuts in ozone and particulate matter aren’t counted in its favor — something the Trump administration has advocated in other rules.

 

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