Bloomberg Law
Nov. 13, 2020, 4:01 PMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2020, 11:35 PM

Biden Faces Regulatory Challenges to Cut Power Plant Emissions (Corrected)

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

A Biden administration will face pressure to use existing regulatory authority to tackle power plant carbon pollution given a closely divided Congress, while navigating a U.S. Supreme Court that has only grown more conservative, attorneys and environmentalists say.

But President-elect Joe Biden still has the ability to direct federal agencies to take a host of climate actions, curbing planet-warming emissions from power plants as well as cars and trucks, and phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigeration and cooling.

“They are going to not try to scale the building from one side—but from all sides simultaneously,” said Miles ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.