Experts Cite Risks For CPP Replacement Based On Untested Legal Theories

January 24, 2018
Legal experts and supporters of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) say the Trump EPA's plan to repeal and replace the utility greenhouse gas rule with a narrower measure could encounter risks because it could rely on untested legal interpretations of the agency's Clean Air Act authority while also giving states unprecedented discretion under a federal standard. These sources question the Trump administration's opposition to a federal appeals court issuing a merits ruling on the CPP, saying that ruling is...

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