Obama's Climate Legacy At Stake In DC Circ. CPP Showdown

Law360, New York (September 26, 2016, 5:55 PM EDT) -- After months of court filings and surprising pretrial rulings, an en banc D.C. Circuit on Tuesday will finally hear oral arguments in the biggest environmental and energy case in years: a massive challenge to the legality of the Clean Power Plan.

Dozens of states and industry groups have challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule aiming to slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, while dozens of other states, environmental and health groups have backed the linchpin of the Obama administration's climate change plans.

"The question for the court will be: Does the...

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