The trickery of the Obama Clean Power Plan. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Nov 05, 2017, 01:27 AM

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The trickery of the Obama Clean Power Plan. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

In 2015, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency issued its Clean Power Plan that prescribed detailed regulations for the control of carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-powered power plants as part of its effort to control climate change. Earlier this month, the Trump EPA under Scott Pruitt issued its own proposed rule to undo the Obama administration’s guidelines without a commitment to replace them with a substitute set of rules dedicated to the same end. In response to Pruitt’s major shift in policy direction, states like Massachusetts and New York are suing to prevent the new legal regime from going into effect. Pruitt’s reversal in environmental policy raises two issues—one scientific and one legal…

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