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SCOTUS Rules EPA Lacks the Authority to Cap Existing Power Plants’ CO2

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) concluded that the Clean Power Plan’s limitation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants falls outside of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association supported an amicus brief filed by cooperatives with the Supreme Court...

NRECA Supports States’ Authority to Set Emission Standards at Power Plants

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments over whether the Environmental Protection Agency can set emissions standards for fossil fuel generation resources, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) stated its support for preserving states’ authority to do so. The Court is expected to decide the case by June 2022.