Lawyers for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that because of the national implications of Texas’ regional haze plan, including coal-fired power plant emissions drifting into neighboring areas and states, any challenges to its rulemaking in the matter should be heard in the D.C. Circuit.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.