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US Says Ill. Nuke Subsidy Plan Doesn't Preempt Federal Law

Law360 (May 29, 2018, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that Illinois' plan to subsidize nuclear power plants doesn't usurp federal authority over wholesale electricity markets, and that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is well positioned to address any conflicts between state and federal electricity policies.

The Seventh Circuit, which is mulling a challenge to Illinois' zero emissions credit, or ZEC, program brought by a coalition of independent power producers and Illinois energy consumers last year, asked the feds in February to weigh in on allegations that...
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Case Title

Village of Old Mill Creek, et al v. Anthony Star, et al


Case Number

17-2433

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

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3950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

Date Filed

July 17, 2017


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Electric Power Supply Associat, et al v. Anthony Star, et al


Case Number

17-2445

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

Date Filed

July 17, 2017

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