Tag: air pollution


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed a final brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals (USCA) for the District of Columbia with oral arguments to be heard on June 2, 2016 for USCA Case #15-1363. The case is being heard on an expedited schedule because the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the implementation of the […]

Proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update: Impacts to Kentucky

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed tougher new limits on air emissions from coal-fired electrical generating units (EGUs) in nearly two dozen states that emit air pollution downwind to neighboring states along interstate border regions. On November 16, 2015, the EPA proposed an update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for the 2008 ozone […]

Proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Update Rule

On November 16, 2015 the EPA proposed an update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) ozone season program by issuing the CSAPR Update Rule. Starting in 2017, this proposal is reported to reduce summertime emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from power plants in 23 states in the eastern half of the U.S. To […]

DAQ Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Kentucky Division of Air Quality (DAQ) 2014 Annual Report was recently added to the KDEP website.  The report was printed in September and includes a wealth of information about air programs and air quality in the Commonwealth.  I like to use these annual reports to monitor trends in inspections, permitting, monitoring, and pollutants.  Items […]

Supreme Court's Decision could affect Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

On April 29, 2013, the Supreme Court revived an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that reinstates limits on power-plant pollution that blows across state lines.  The  decision was a defeat to electric utilities that opposed the effort as costly regulatory overreach. The 6-2 ruling breathes new life into a 2011 EPA measure known as the Cross-State […]