The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today heard oral arguments in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which 27 states, along with several fossil fuel companies and power producers, have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, in an effort to block the Clean Power Plan. More
By: Greg Dotson, Vice President of Energy Policy, Center for American Progress
On Sept. 27, the D.C. Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the Clean Power Plan. The case pits the Environmental Protection Agency against select state attorneys general, some of the biggest power companies, and industry associations. The court will decide whether the EPA has authority to protect the nation’s public health and environment by More
By: Alison Cassady, Director of Domestic Energy Policy, Center for American Progress and Myriam Alexander-Kearns, Research Associate, Center for American Progress.
The Clean Power Plan will expedite the deployment of renewables and cut carbon emissions and other pollutants that harm human health. On September 27, 2016, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments for West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a lawsuit to block implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which sets the first-ever limits More
According to a press release by the Center For American Progress, “While the decision by the Supreme Court today was not based on the merits of the Clean Power Plan itself, this action by five conservative justices is yet another example of the ability of this court to make damaging decisions on politically motivated lawsuits. More