On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, filed a proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants, described informally as the "Clean Power Plan." The proposed rule is entitled: Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. According to EPA,
the Clean Power Plan will maintain an affordable, reliable energy system, while cutting pollution and protecting our health and environment now and for future generations." The EPA proposed rule summary states that EPA "is proposing emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units. Specifically, the EPA is proposing state-specific rate-based goals for carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector, as well as guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to achieve the state-specific goals.
The final rule will be codified at 40 CFR Part 60.
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CSG National Conference, Presentation by Jennifer Macedonia, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center. Macedonia "leads the center’s work on greenhouse gas emission standards under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Formerly with the Environmental Protection Agency, she served as an expert on the delegation to international climate negotiations."
As is often the case with EPA, there is both a popular term for a proposal ("Clean Power Plan") and a formal term ("National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants...."). You will need to use both terms when you search. Other phrases, taken from the Proposed Rule text, may also be helpful.
Remember that SSRN has the full-text of articles in pre-publication. See, for example [search: "clean power"]:
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See, for example, this news item from Oct. 13 [search: RIN 2060-AR33]:
White Stallion Petition for Review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Review sought at U.S. S.Ct. for: White Stallion Energy Center v. EPA, Docket No. 12-01100 (D.C. Cir. Feb 16, 2012), Court Docket
Question presented: Whether EPA’s interpretation of “appropriate” in 42 U.S.C. § 7412(n)(1)(A) is unreasonable because it refused to consider a key factor (costs) when determining whether it is appropriate to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by electric utilities.
Google Scholar can help you find articles from disciplines other than law. See the tab "Articles" for information on linking directly to articles or finding journals at FSU. See, for example [search: "clean power plan"] (sorted by date):
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