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EPA Denies Bids To Reconsider Or Stay Clean Power Plan

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 3:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied dozens of administrative petitions to reconsider or delay its controversial Clean Power Plan, and defended the plan as a moderate, reasonable way to achieve emissions reductions that could help mitigate climate change impact.

Under the Clean Power Plan, the EPA set emissions limits for carbon dioxide from existing power plants. If the plan withstands court scrutiny and survives a change in presidential administration, the agency says that CO2 emissions from existing power plants could be reduced 32 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. But the plan has faced withering criticism since it was...

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