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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gases continues to be questioned in the 112th Congress and challenged in the courts, but the first phase of the regulations have been on the books since January, 2011. States have begun to process permits for new fossil fuel power plants and oil refineries that are subject to the regulation. This issue brief looks at the projects that have complied with the greenhouse gas (GHG) permit process, what role the EPA is taking in permit applications, and how it has affected new GHG-emitting projects.


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