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June 28, 2018

Court Becoming Impatient with EPA Over Clean Power Plan

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  • Judicial
  • Energy

Scientific American / E&E News – Some federal appeals court judges aren’t happy with EPA’s pace in either repealing or replacing the Clean Power Plan.

Yesterday, two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stated they would no longer vote to keep litigation over the Clean Power Plan on hold. A third judge said he was concerned about how the Supreme Court stay of the rule was allowing EPA to avoid regulating greenhouse gases.

That rebuke was welcomed by environmentalists who want the court to issue an opinion upholding the Obama-era climate rule.

“It is really refreshing to see them call [EPA] out,” said Joanne Spalding, the deputy director of Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program.

Read more at Scientific American.

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