POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for June 3, 2015

Court sides with EPA on ozone limits; Clean Power Plan enters final review; White House may be rethinking carbon caps for coal-power plants, sources say


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency had not violated any laws in determining which areas of the country failed to meet federal ozone restrictions, the Associated Press reports. Several states, including Texas, had challenged the EPA’s findings.
  • The EPA submitted its Clean Power Plan to the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday for final interagency review, moving it one step closer to becoming law this summer, Public Power reports.
  • Meanwhile, “the Obama administration may be rethinking plans to impose tough carbon emission limits on any new electric power plants, sources said Tuesday, because those rules likely would be overturned in federal court and could undermine the entire carbon cap proposal,” ICIS writes
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