EPA Seeks Input On Power Plant Rule's Legal Foundation

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 6:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked for public comment on its interpretation of a nine-year-old energy rule that has been the focal point of opposition to the agency's controversial proposed emissions regulations for new power plants.

Releasing a technical support document that spells out the agency's position, the EPA is welcoming input from stakeholders regarding its determination that the Energy Policy Act of 2005, or EPAct05, does not invalidate the supporting evidence behind the power plant rule.

EPAct05 forbids federal agencies from using projects...
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