EPA Administrator Tells Energy Leaders CPP Is Not Dead

Law360, Houston (February 24, 2016, 7:44 PM EST) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in Houston on Wednesday told energy leaders that she believes the agency's proposal to scale back carbon emissions through the Clean Power Plan is here to stay, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation while it undergoes a legal challenge.

Opening day three of IHS Inc.'s annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, McCarthy told a room of energy industry executives that the court's Feb. 9 decision to temporarily block the plan was an “unprecedented step” that surprised her, but she was adamant that the plan — which would slash carbon emissions from...

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