When President Obama was unable to pass climate legislation in 2009 and ’10, he turned to the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon emissions.
Critics cast this as an unprecedented expansion of Environmental Protection Agency authority, but in fact it was part of a long tradition in US environmental law, which has seen a few foundational pieces of legislation evolve and grow ever since they were passed decades ago.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.