• Environmentalists Urge D.C. Circuit to Decide Clean Power Plan Case
  • August 8, 2017
  • This past Thursday, August 3, 2017, certain environmental groups urged the D.C. Circuit to either decide the validity of the Clean Power Plan on its merits or terminate the case by remanding the case to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The environmental groups’ request stems from the D.C. Circuit’s decision in April to grant the EPA’s motion for a 60-day stay of the litigation to review and potentially withdraw the rule. However, the regulatory agenda of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs classifies the proposed rule as a “long-term action,” which indicates it could be a year before the EPA reaches any final decision on whether to issue it. The environmental groups believe that a year is too long to wait for a decision on the Clean Power Plan.