The Obama administration’s plan to slash carbon emissions from the power sector might be stayed in the federal courts, but that doesn’t done anything to quiet debate in Congress.
With the so-named Clean Power Plan now scheduled for a hearing before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in September, the question is what happens to all those deadlines laid out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency when it released the final rule last year.
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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.