Experts See ‘Uphill Climb’ For EPA Bid To Limit Air Law GHG Authority

June 20, 2019
Clean Air Act experts say EPA faces a tough legal lift to convince a key appellate court that its just-issued Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to address power sector greenhouse gases is lawful, in part because the agency opted for a relatively risky claim that its standard-setting approach is the only permissible interpretation of the law. Obama EPA officials have noted that EPA’s stance is risky because Trump officials say section 111 of the air law unambiguously prohibits the agency...

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