Carbon Reduction Puzzle Awaits New EPA Administrator

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT) -- As Gina McCarthy finally takes the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, experts say her first 12 months will be dominated by the complicated task of developing carbon reduction rules for power plants that can both satisfy the president's climate change goals and survive court challenges.

President Barack Obama has instructed the EPA to craft the country's first ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for new and existing power plants — rules that will face severe scrutiny from industry and environmental groups alike.

McCarthy and the...
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