Obama's Call For Plant Pollution Cap Will Put EPA In Hot Seat

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama's Tuesday order tasking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with creating caps on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants will test the reach of the agency's hard-won authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act, experts say, predicting the agency will face challenges over whether the promised rules stray beyond the statute's limits.

Experts say any challenges to the EPA's authority to regulate plant emissions are likely dead on arrival, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2007 decision in Massachusetts...
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