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4 The Record is a publication of ALL4's RegTech Group that contains an in-depth look at hot technical and regulatory topics.


U.S. EPA Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Clean Air Act Regulation

Posted: March 21st, 2009

A presentation by U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson outlines an approach to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from mobile emission sources while also laying the groundwork for exempting small industrial sources of GHG emissions.  At the center of the approach […]

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The Latest on the Commonwealth Court Mercury Rule Decision

Posted: March 18th, 2009

The court battle over Pennsylvania’s regulations to limit mercury air emissions from coal-fired Electric Generation Units (EGUs) feels very much like watching a tennis match waiting to see where the next volley lands. On January 30, 2009, Commonwealth Court Judge […]

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Cap and Trade or Carbon Tax?

Posted: March 16th, 2009

The debate about a cap and trade greenhouse gas (GHG) program versus a carbon tax GHG program is beginning to focus on where the money goes, particularly with respect to a cap and trade program.  To appreciate the monetary aspect, […]

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CO2 and PSD – In or Out?

Posted: March 7th, 2009

On December 18, 2008, in one of his final acts as U.S. EPA Administrator, Stephen Johnson issued an interpretive memo to U.S. EPA’s Regional Administrators that addressed the regulation of CO2 for a power project in Utah under the Federal […]

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Pennsylvania Mercury Rule Struck Down – Or Is It?

Posted: February 28th, 2009

On January 30, 2009, Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled that Pennsylvania’s regulations limiting mercury air emissions from coal-fired Electric Generating Units (EGUs) were unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.  The primary basis for the ruling was the District of Columbia Circuit […]

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Northeastern New Jersey Nonattainment Penalty Fees for Ozone

Posted: February 22nd, 2009

Facilities located in the northeastern counties of New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union will be affected by U.S. EPA’s Section 185 nonattainment penalty fees due to the region not meeting […]

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