An Executive Summary of the Clean Power Plan Court Briefings

Twenty-eight states and over 120 companies and organizations are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan regulations. This summary is an attempt to make more accessible what was covered in briefing that reached 4,225 pages, inclusive of the Stay Motion briefing, but not counting the voluminous appendices or the amicus briefs filed by hundreds of individuals and groups on both sides. Although this summary does not provide an exhaustive discussion of the extensive legal briefing, it addresses the arguments and counter-arguments that will most likely form the basis of the decisions rendered by the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court.

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