Recently, the Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of issuing a stay against President Obama’s massive Clean Power Plan. The Court determined that states should not be compelled to pay the exorbitant costs of the plan until a federal court determines its legality.
The ruling produced a huge sigh of relief from the 27 states currently suing to halt a large-scale transformation of their energy grid through one of the most far-reaching regulations ever imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Essentially, states no longer need to scramble to achieve a 32 percent reduction in power sector carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. However, the power plan had required interim targets in 2022, and many states were already bracing for the costs of building new power sector infrastructure.
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- On March 24, 2016