EPA Climate Policy: Waist-Deep In The Big Muddy

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to begin regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act at the beginning of next year, yet recent actions by the agency have unintentionally shown why the CAA is such a poor vehicle for regulating those gases.

To borrow from a Vietnam War era protest song, the EPA’s regulatory rationale has led it waist-deep into a legal quagmire, with businesses and consumers across the economy the potential victims.

Unfortunately, on June 10, the U.S. Senate voted down a bill...
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