Supreme Court Puts CPP on Hold
- Published: Friday, 12 February 2016 16:07
Sanity prevailed. On February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily blocking President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The regulation, which is the cornerstone of his climate change agenda, would require a 32% cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030. In a brief written order, the court granted emergency requests by coal operators, states and business groups to delay the regulations while they challenge it in the courts. The court’s action was seen as a significant blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to close coal-fired power plants in the United States.