A lost decade for federal climate policy, says Rabe

July 1, 2022 E&E News

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EPA overreached its authority under the Clean Air Act when it crafted the Clean Power Plan. Professor Barry Rabe said that deep political divisions have left the court to play arbiter.

“The constant through all those episodes is that Congress has not spoken,” Rabe said. The fight over the Clean Power Plan dates back to the beginning of Obama’s second term. Yet for all the legal wrangling, federal climate policy is largely unchanged.

“From a federal policy perspective, it is a lost decade,” Rabe said.

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