Harvard Professor Asks EPA To Withdraw Carbon Proposal

US-EPA-logoLaurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who was a mentor to President Obama, is calling on the Obama administration to withdraw its plan that would cut emissions from coal fired power plants, because it reverses decades of federal support for coal. In a submission to the Environmental Protection Agency, Tribe also stated that “The Proposed Rule lacks any legal basis and should be withdrawn,” The submission authored by Tribe and Peabody Energy argued that the EPA’s proposed rules to require a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030 “is a remarkable example of executive overreach and an administrative agency’s assertion of power beyond its statutory authority,” and also calls the rules, “a remarkable example of executive overreach” that raises “serious constitutional questions.” Tribes full submission to the EPA can be read here. 

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