/ / 4 RAISING THE STAKES ) January 2013 ‘We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations … The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. ‘
/ / 5 POSSIBILITIES & PITFALLS IN CONGRESS Flurry of Activity Priority for Sen. Reid Climate Caucus in Senate; Bicameral Task Force Laying the Groundwork 2014 and Beyond Carbon Tax A Revenue Raiser, but Where is the Support? Sanders Bill Would Impose a ‘Fee’ Renewables/Energy Efficiency Some minor bills, but no major initiatives expected
/ / 6 POSSIBILITIES & PITFALLS REGULATORY FRONT EPA Greenhouse Gas Standards New Power Plant Regs Due by April What to Do About Existing Plants? Refineries Down the Road? Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Double Standards for Cars, Lt. Duty Trucks by 2025 1 st Tier of Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles in Place More Action on Heavy-Duty Vehicles Possible DOE Energy Efficiency Standards Rules Stalled Under White House Review
/ / 7 POSSIBILITIES & PITFALLS WHAT LIES AHEAD? State of the Union More Meat on Policy Bones Fiscal 2014 Budget Proposal A Tale of Numbers and Policies
/ / 9 THE BROADER AGENDA THE REGULATORY FRONT Air Pollution New Proposed Smog Standards Coming Interstate Transport of Pollution a Vexing Problem Defending Mercury Standards for Power Plants New Gasoline Standards Water Pollution New Effluent Limits for Power Plants What Does the Clean Water Act Protect? >Guidance/Rule Could Expand Reach Power Plant Coal Ash Hazardous Waste or Not?
/ / 10 THE BROADER AGENDA THE REGULATORY FRONT Toxic Chemicals More Data, Disclosure by Manufacturers >Significant New Use Rules >Chemical Data Reporting Rule >Data Collection Rules >Challenges to Claims of Confidentiality >Looking to move regulations through OMB
/ / 11 THE BROADER AGENDA TOUGH DECISIONS AHEAD Life After Lisa How Aggressive Will EPA Be? >Agenda Driven by Lawsuits, Statutes >Policy Choices Remain
/ / 12 Acknowledgments Bloomberg BNA Reporters Andrew Childers, Jessica Coomes, Ari Natter, Pat Rizzuto, Amena Saiyid, Dean Scott