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Clean Power Plan

S.J. Res. 53

ELR Congressional Update

84 FR 32520

ELR Federal Agency Update

83 FR 44746

ELR Federal Agency Update

82 FR 48035

ELR Federal Agency Update

82 FR 16329

ELR Federal Agency Update

Legal Challenges for “Leaving It in the Ground”: Touchstone Developments and Holdings

ELR Article

As renewable energy becomes more cost-effective, there are increasing calls to leave traditional fossil fuel resources “in the ground.” But our ability to do so is constrained both by current technology and by the existing legal and...

The Supreme Court’s Stay of the Clean Power Plan: Economic Assessment and Implications for the Future

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The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is expected to play an important role in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. In February 2016, responding to appeals from some of the affected industries and states, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay...

Grandfathering Coal: Power Plant Regulation Under the Clean Air Act

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In their book Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal,” Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke detail the history of the Clean Air Act and the political compromises that led to exempting existing power plants from...

Familiar Territory: A Survey of Legal Precedents for the Clean Power Plan

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A coalition of states, utilities, energy producers, and other industry groups has brought a challenge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which...