President Obama’s first term in office saw much activity in tackling air quality issues, particularly involving the coal-fired electricity generation industry, in a campaign with both environmental and energy policy objectives. The campaign was particularly controversial politically, and led to a number of regulatory actions being deferred until after the Presidential election. With Obama’s second term now confirmed, a number of the deferred actions are set for further attention, and EPA is poised to spring into action. Here is a look at federal regulations that will most likely be proposed, finalized, implemented, and litigated in the next four years. ...

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