February 9, 2016

Supreme Court stays EPA Clean Power Plan

By Supreme Court stays EPA Clean Power Plan

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court today granted applications to stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan, pending resolution of multiple challenges filed by about half of the states and dozens of private parties in the D.C. Circuit, where the court of appeals has authorized an expedited briefing schedule, with oral argument to be held on June 2, 2016.  This means that EPA’s effort to transform the energy industry of the United States under the guise of regulating carbon dioxide has come to a standstill, at least for now.  The stay decision will allow for a full airing of the issues in court before the draconian EPA rule can be enforced.  Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a motion for leave to participate as amicus curiae in the case.

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