The Obama Administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan (CPP) is currently on hold due to an unprecedented stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. A legal challenge to the sweeping rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric power plants was to be expected. But this court case is not what it seems.
The states and powerful interests suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say they are trying to rein in an agency that has overstepped its legal bounds. What they are really engaged in is a last-ditch attempt to slow down, if not reverse, changes in our electric power system that are well underway.
Here’s what’s already happening: