The Daily Caller discusses the possible replacement of the Clean Power Plan with Will Yeatman.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to repeal and replace the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s global warming agenda, according to an agency document.
Reuters obtained an EPA document, detailing how the agency “is issuing a proposal to repeal the rule” many feared would further hurt the coal and nuclear industries. The document was given to members of EPA’s Regulatory Steering Committee.
“I’d be disappointed if they didn’t even solicit comment on the 112 exclusion that would preclude any regulation of greenhouse gases from existing stationary sources that are already subject to MACT rules,” Will Yeatman, a senior fellow at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, told TheDCNF.
Environmentalist attorneys have expressed skepticism this argument would hold up in court.
“That said, a non-federal party would be free to bring such a challenge, so the argument would get its day in court, even if the EPA has abandoned that option,” Yeatman said.
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