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Inside EPA - 08/09/2019

Facing Risks, EPA’s Counsel Defends ‘Bold’ ACE Rule Legal Interpretation

August 2, 2019
AUSTIN, TX -- EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold is strongly defending the agency’s “bold” legal interpretation in its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) utility climate rule that the Clean Air Act only allows “inside-the-fence” regulation, despite caution from some that the move carries significant risks for the Trump administration. “We believe section 111 of the Clean Air Act is not ambiguous,” Leopold told an Aug. 2 session of the Texas Environmental Superconference here. “We have not chosen to ask the court...

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