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The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new regulations for CO2 emission reductions from existing power plants. The proposal requires states to implement the Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Proponents argue that it is an essential measure to protect vital natural resources; opponents argue that it will be massively costly and logistically difficult to implement (particularly given the timeframes required in the proposed regulations), and that it robs the states of their sovereign power. Our panel of experts will discuss the underlying legal authority for EPA’s proposal, the appropriate federalism model for regulation of CO2 emissions under the Clean Air Act, and the policy implications.
This panel was presented on June 18, 2015, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC during the Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference.
The Clean Power Plan: A Bridge too Far?
9:40 – 11:10 a.m.
- Mr. David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Mr. Mark W. DeLaquil, Baker & Hostetler LLP
- Mr. Robert M. Sussman, Sussman & Associates
- Mr. Misha Tseytlin, West Virginia Attorney General's Office
- Moderator: Ms. Elana Schor, Politico
June 18, 2015