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September 27, 2016

Update on Clean Power Plan oral argument

The full D.C. Circuit is halfway through what is turning into a marathon argument on the legality of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”–which has also been characterized as the Costly Power Plan. For those that aren’t familiar, the plan was adopted after Congress rejected legislation, supported by the Obama administration, to re ...

February 09, 2016

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 ...

January 22, 2016

Clean power plan update

In an events-filled blogging day, here’s another important development.  The D.C. Circuit denied motions by numerous state and private party petitioners to stay the Clean Power Plan pending resolution of the legal challenges.  At the same time, the court granted motions for expedited briefing of those challenges and set June 2, 2016, as ...

November 25, 2015

Clean Power Plan rumble

So far, twenty-five states and political subdivisions have challenged EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which requires existing and new power plants nationwide to favor wind and solar resources over coal and natural gas when generating electricity.  In addition, dozens of private companies, rural cooperatives, trade associations, and labor unions hav ...

September 10, 2015

EPA meatheads: Dead from the neck up

What else can one say about the authors of the so-called Clean Power Plan?  On August 3, 2015, EPA promulgated a sweeping new regulatory scheme to control virtually all aspects of energy generation, distribution, and use in the United States.  The rules require power plants to curtail carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 30% over the next ...

August 25, 2015

Constitutional outrages and power outages

Those are EPA’s gifts to the nation under the so-called Clean Power Plan.  On August 3rd, EPA unveiled the Plan as a set of Clean Air Act regulations.  Among other things, the Clean Power Plan dictates the mix of fuels that may be used to generate electricity throughout the nation, heavily favoring solar and wind over coal and na ...