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EPA's Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants: Frequently Asked Questions [May 19, 2016]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report summarizes the Clean Power Plan rule as it was finalized on August 3, 2015, before discussing how the ongoing litigation may potentially impact the rule and its deadlines." The report continues with the addressing several key questions that range from reduction in emissions to compliance strategies. Finally, "This report describes how EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] answered these and other questions. In addition to discussing details of the rule, the report addresses EPA's authority under Section 111 of the CAA [Clean Air Act], EPA's previous experience using that authority, and other background questions. The report discusses the ongoing litigation, including the stay granted by the Supreme Court. It also discusses challenges to the rule under the Congressional Review Act and other options that Congress has to influence EPA's action."

Report Number:CRS Report for Congress, R44341
Author:Dolan, Alissa M.
Wyatt, Alexandra M.
Leggett, Jane A.
Ramseur, Jonathan L.
McCarthy, James E.
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Date:2016-05-23
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=792902
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