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Jan. 19, 2021, 3:14 PMUpdated: Jan. 19, 2021, 7:12 PM

EPA’s Industry-Friendly Climate Rule Struck Down by Court (3)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The EPA’s industry-friendly climate rule for power plants violates federal law, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday in a searing defeat for the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the Affordable Clean Energy rule and remanded it to the Environmental Protection Agency, giving the incoming Biden administration a clean slate for quickly regulating emissions from the power sector.

“It’s a really strong foundation for the Biden-Harris EPA to restore crucial safeguards for Americans,” Environmental Defense Fund senior attorney Ben Levitan told Bloomberg Law.

The decision undercuts Trump officials’ bid to leave ...

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