State Environmental Agencies’ Comments on the Clean Power Plan

Brookings Institution / by Philip A. Wallach and Curtlyn Kramer

…Wallach and Kramer’s analysis demonstrates that opposition to the Clean Power Plan is not simply an outgrowth of hyper-partisanship. Even in states with Democratic governors, state environmental agencies are reluctant to accept many aspects of the rule. Wallach and Kramer explain why these environmental agencies are so important to the rule’s ultimate success and why their concerns signal serious legal and political difficulties for the Clean Power Plan once it is finalized.

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