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Former EPA General Counsel Argues Agency Can Impose Carbon ‘Fee’

October 3, 2019
Former George H. W. Bush EPA General Counsel E. Donald Elliott is pushing a novel argument that the agency can impose a carbon “fee” under existing authority, suggesting it could be attractive to companies looking to head off stricter limits on fossil fuel extraction that major Democratic presidential candidates are considering. The claim by Elliott, now a Yale University law professor and co-chair of Covington and Burling’s environmental practice, appears in a new article in Environmental Law Reporter . It...


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