EPA Urges DC Circ. To Speed Up Power Plant Emissions Case

Law360 (August 28, 2019, 5:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday urged the D.C. Circuit to put the case challenging its replacement of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan on the fast track, with opponents of the rule already pushing back.

Dozens of states, cities and environmental groups are fighting the Affordable Clean Energy rule finalized by the EPA in June. The policy replaces and is more limited in scope than the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

The D.C. Circuit should referee the fight as quickly as possible, the EPA told the appeals court in a motion to...

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