Trump EPA GHG Limit Vacatur Clears Path To Regulate Smaller Sources

April 9, 2021
A federal appeals court’s vacatur of a Trump EPA rule aimed at limiting the agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions is a major win for the Biden administration, lawyers say, because it clears the path for EPA to pursue rules for sectors that emit GHGs below the large Trump-era threshold that would have excluded most sources. The 11th-hour rule barred EPA from regulating GHG emissions under section 111 of the Clean Air Act unless a sector was responsible for...

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