Bloomberg Law
Feb. 12, 2021, 10:33 PM

Biden EPA Asks D.C. Circuit to Freeze Mandate on Clean Power Plan

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

The Environmental Protection Agency asked courts on Friday to partially freeze a mandate that was issued when judges scrapped the Affordable Clean Energy rule last month.

The agency wants to delay the order that vacates former President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan while the EPA crafts new standards for power plant greenhouse gas emissions, according to a motion filed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The request would ensure that the Clean Power Plan wouldn’t go into effect and create obligations for states while the EPA reviews its options for ...

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