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The Clean Power Plan Goes to Court: The Arguments

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Event Recap: Legal Experts Weigh in on the Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments in a case challenging the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. The hearing by the full court was the first time judges fielded arguments on the merits of the rule. Many expect the circuit court decision will be appealed to, and may ultimately be heard by, the Supreme Court. The Clean Power Plan is on hold while it makes its way through the legal system.

The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a panel discussion inviting legal experts to unpack the arguments presented to the circuit court and to read the tea leaves on the judges’ questions and reactions.

Opening remarks by:

Byron Dorgan
Former Senator from North Dakota
Senior Fellow, BPC


Christophe Courchesne
Chief, Environmental Protection Division, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

David Doniger
Director, Climate & Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Jeffrey R. Holmstead
Partner, Bracewell

Allison D. Wood
Partner, Hunton & Williams

Moderated by:

Amy Harder
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


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