May 31, 2016

AGs Tell EPA to Halt Aid to States Planning Clean Power Plan Compliance

From: Power Magazine

Sonal Patel

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must halt its drive to help states supportive of the Clean Power Plan to comply with the rule because it defies the Supreme Court stay, the attorneys general for West Virginia and Texas have urged the agency.


Morrisey and Paxton specifically urged the EPA to cease action on the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP)—a voluntary program for states to incentivize renewable and energy efficient projects—and non-final model carbon trading rules. The agency in late April sent proposed details of the CEIP to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Congressional Republicans are also grilling the agency on the legal basis for proceeding with the regulatory proposal to implement the CEIP.

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