Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Obama's hidden climate leverage

<> Obama's hidden climate leverage The Clean Air Act gives him one more big tool to control states' energy sectors -- Will he use it? -- buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that effectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions.

  • Legal Pathways to Reducing GHG Emissions under Section 115 of the Clean Air Act - This 91-page Report—which reflects the collaborative efforts of scholars and lawyers at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, and the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA—contains a careful legal analysis of the potential for reducing GHG emissions under Section 115.