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Judges Keep Clean Power Plan on Ice While Biden Crafts New Rules

Feb. 22, 2021, 4:51 PM

The Clean Power Plan remains sidelined as judges agreed Monday to hold off on scrapping repeal of the Obama-era carbon rule while the Biden administration reviews climate and environmental standards.

Judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit won’t carry out the mandate to nix the rule that vacated the Clean Power Plan, a decision that follows the legal defeat of the Affordable Clean Energy rule in January.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency asked earlier this month that judges leave the Clean Power Plan in limbo to avoid confusion over whether its obligations would kick in...

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