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D.C. Circuit vacates Affordable Clean Energy rule, rejecting bases for withdrawing the Clean Power Plan and replacing it with new standards

January 19, 2021

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber and array of business, industry, and state intervenor submit brief defending the EPA’s “inside the fence” approach to setting emissions guidelines for power plants

July 17, 2020

Click here to view the brief regarding the Affordable Clean Energy rule. The coalition also filed a brief supporting repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which far exceeded the authority provided by the Clean Air Act.

U.S. Chamber files motion to intervene in support of the EPA in litigation concerning the EPA’s rule rescinding the Clean Power Plan and establishing the Affordable Clean Energy rule

August 06, 2019

Click here to view the U.S. Chamber’s motion for leave to intervene, which was granted September 9, 2019. The Chamber was previously one of the lead petitioners against the Clean Power Plan, and obtained a stay of the Clean Power Plan in the U.S. Supreme Court in February of 2016.

C. Frederick Beckner II of Sidley Austin LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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