EPA’s New Plant Emissions Rule Is Courtroom Ready

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's revised rule capping greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants shows a concerted attempt to protect the agency from legal challenges by drawing a clearer distinction between coal and natural gas and diving deeper into its justification for crafting the rule, experts told Law360 on Friday.

While the revised rule maintains tough emissions limits for new coal-fired plants, which the rule's detractors claim is a de facto ban on new coal plant construction, it establishes separate standards for new coal-fired and...
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