Biden EPA Likely to Confront Tough Clean Air Act Choices for US Power Sector

A story in S&P Global about the future of EPA under the Biden Administration pulls on the expertise of university fellow and environmental law expert, Nathan Richardson.

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Nov. 10, 2020

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"A Biden administration would be wise to avoid pouring resources into a regulation that closely resembles the Clean Power Plan, said Nathan Richardson, an assistant law professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and visiting fellow at the independent research organization Resources for the Future.

However, Richardson said he could also envision a Biden EPA pursuing a slimmed-down version of the Clean Power Plan that demands far more aggressive CO2 cuts from existing coal plants relative to the ACE rule, which did not set specific emission limits.

'That would be simpler, probably easier to put in place and have less legal risk than the kind of complicated power sector-wide approach that the Obama administration tried in the Clean Power Plan,' Richardson said."

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