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