Fate Of EPA's Carbon Rule Lies With Next President

Law360, New York (June 2, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration has bold ambitions for its newly unveiled carbon emissions reduction plan for power plants and other stationary sources, but the proposal's lengthy timelines for state compliance make the plan's ultimate success highly dependent on the next president's commitment to Obama's vision for climate change policy.

The EPA is touting the flexibility of the proposed rule, which gives states a variety of options for achieving carbon emissions reductions over the next 15 years. Rather than pursue a one-size-fits-all approach, the agency said it will...
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