January 01, 2015

Environmental Federalism and the Homer Decision

James Andreasen

The recent US Supreme Court case EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, 572 U.S. ____, 2014 WL 1672044 (2014), puts to bed disputes over U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) rules relating to interstate air pollution and EPA’s implementation of federal plans to implement those rules. It also opens up potential questions regarding the extent of EPA’s ability to execute end-runs around state rules and implement its own preferred programs.

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