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State Clean Power Policies Seen As Tough To Upend

Law360, New York (May 9, 2017, 6:39 PM EDT) -- News that the Trump administration may try to override state clean energy policies has stoked concerns that it will boost fossil fuel-fired electricity generators at the expense of renewables, but experts say states are on solid legal ground, and any successful effort to overrule their policies would likely have to come from Congress.

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry cited grid security and reliability concerns in revealing that the federal government is looking into preempting state electricity policies at an energy conference on April 25. The remarks came less than two weeks after Perry issued a memo ordering the U.S. Department of...

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