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Finding No Harm To Coal, RFF Doubts Economic Justification For ESPS Stay

June 08, 2016
A new paper by Resources For the Future (RFF) finds that the Supreme Court stay of EPA's power plant greenhouse gas rule during judicial review is economically unjustified because there is no irreparable harm to the coal industry during the expected litigation time frame, rebutting industry claims of the rule's economic harms. “Because of the electricity sector trends, flexibility and time frame of the [Clean Power Plan (CPP)], and economic incentives to delay decisions as much as possible, it is...

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