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Litigation: ACE legal questions grow over emissions study

January 24, 2019
More questions are being raised about the legality of the Trump EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP), given a high-profile study showing the plan could boost greenhouse gas emissions by enabling coal plants to run more often. The legal concerns come as the ongoing government shutdown is hampering the agency’s ability to advance the rulemaking by its self-imposed March deadline to finalize it, and a key appeals court is giving EPA...