EPA replaces Clean Power Plan

By Michelle Froese The new rule will go into effect shortly after publication in the Federal Register.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan with less stringent emissions guidelines for power plants.
Essentially, the final ruling “restores the rule of law,” letting states can their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants — which many see as a threat to a cleaner energy future.
“With this rule, the EPA is dodging its responsibility,” said Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at NYU School of Law and director of the

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