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Supreme Court Blocks Clean Power Plan

Supreme Court Blocks Clean Power Plan
The Supreme Court recently halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s existing power plant greenhouse gas rule until court challenges are resolved. The 5-4 decision freezes implementation of the existing source performance standards. The stay will stop compliance activities in many states that oppose the rule, providing hope for an eventual court victory or a new administration that will scrap the policy.
 
The decision could also undercut the administration’s recent pledge under the United Nations climate agreement reached in Paris, given that the ESPS was a cornerstone policy underpinning that pledge.


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