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Pending Litigation Could Be Wild Card For Trump Climate Policy Rollbacks

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Inside EPA discusses pending lawsuits on EPA regulations with William Yeatman. 

Litigation moving through federal courts may play a large role in determining whether the incoming Trump administration can quickly roll back Obama-era climate change rules.

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"By vacating the field of climate regulation, the EPA would make it much likelier for a state court to uphold a claim against a stationary source of greenhouse gases. This would be a disaster," William Yeatman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute wrote in a recent blog post.

He says if such a lawsuit were successful, "it would open up virtually the whole of the U.S. economy to climate litigation for damages or injunctive relief, in potentially a number of states."

Read the full article at Inside EPA