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R44480 – Clean Power Plan: Legal Background and Pending Litigation in West Virginia v. EPA – 10/13/2016

Author: Alexadra M. Wyatt, Legislative Attorney
Pages: 36

This report provides legal background on the Rule, its Clean Air Act (CAA) framework under Section 111, and climate-related lawsuits that have preceded the present litigation over the CPP. It then gives an overview of the participants in the current litigation, including two groups of Members of Congress, who have offered briefs in support of the petitioners and the respondents, respectively. This report explains the major events in the litigation as of the date of publication, including the Supreme Court stay, and the likely timetable of events in the near term. Bills: H.R. 2834