Top Former Official Says EPA Concedes ACE Rule Unreasonable

October 28, 2019
Joe Goffman, who helped craft the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), says the Trump EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to replace the CPP is silent on whether its narrow interpretation of the agency’s Clean Air Act authority to regulate power sector greenhouse gas emissions is reasonable, which “amounts to a confession that it is not.” Goffman, who now directs Harvard University’s Environmental & Energy Law Program, details his argument in an Oct. 23 paper , “EPA’s House of Cards,”...

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