Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Appalachian Voices
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

DC District Court Hears Clean Power Plan Case

Friday, October 7, 2016 15:26
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

This rule, which is central to meeting the Obama administration’s commitment to the 2015 Paris climate talks, seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation by 32 percent by 2030. Opponents of the regulation challenge the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.

More than two dozen states join coal companies and some utilities in opposing the regulation, while the EPA is supported by 18 states, public health and environmental advocacy groups and other utilities.

The 10-judge panel is expected to deliberate the case for several months. Regardless of the outcome, the case will likely be sent to the Supreme Court. But with a Supreme Court vacancy, a 4-4 verdict would give precedence to the appellate court’s decision.

— Elizabeth E. Payne

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.