EPA's Clean Power Plan Rests On A Firm Legal Foundation

Law360, New York (August 12, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT) -- On Aug. 3, 2015, President Obama announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had finalized regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The EPA's Clean Power Plan is a critical element in implementing the president's Climate Action Plan, first unveiled in June 2013. The Clean Power Plan is designed to reduce GHG emissions from existing power plants — the largest source of such emissions in the United States — by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama pressed Congress to adopt legislation to create a comprehensive program to control GHG...

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