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EPA Makes Creative Arguments To Parry Critics Of ACE Climate Rule

August 2, 2019
EPA is making several creative arguments to parry conservative and environmentalist criticism of its narrow climate standards for existing power plants, including by embracing Obama-era legal interpretations that the agency has threshold power to regulate greenhouse gases even as it roundly criticizes other key legal findings by the prior administration. Also, while Trump EPA officials in general have sought to sharply curb the Obama-era social cost of carbon (SCC) metric to estimate the climate benefits of rules, they argue that...

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