EPA Stands by Its Clean Power Plan

first_imgEPA Stands by Its Clean Power Plan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Devin Henry for TheHill.com:President Obama is telling supporters not to “despair” after the Supreme Court this week temporarily halted implementation of a major climate rule.Obama told an audience at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday that he is confident in the legality of the Clean Power Plan, an Environmental Protection Agency rule limiting power sector emissions that the Supreme Court halted this week.“One of reasons I want to talk about this is because in the last couple of days I’ve heard people say, ‘The Supreme Court struck down the Clean Power Plant rule,’” Obama said in California.“That’s not true, so don’t despair, people. This a legal decision that says, ‘Hold on until we review the legality.’ We are very firm in terms of the legal footing here.”The Supreme Court’s ruling staying the regulation — after a lower court denied a similar request — is unprecedented.At the fundraiser, Obama also called the court’s decision “unusual.”But the president and the EPA have reiterated their confidence in the Clean Power Plan despite the stay order, which opponents say bolsters their legal arguments against the rule and predicts their eventual success at the Supreme Court.The rule, which looks to cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 32 percent by 2030, is the centerpiece of Obama’s climate agenda, and the stay means he will leave office with its fate uncertain.Full article: Obama: ‘Don’t despair’ over Supreme Court halting climate rulelast_img

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