Climate showdown in February

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Monday, December 20, 2021

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fight over the scope of EPA’s climate authority over power plants on Feb. 28, the court announced on Friday. The court in October said it would hear appeals from a coalition of red states and coal companies, which stem from the D.C. Circuit’s January ruling striking down the Trump-era Affordable Clean Energy rule. At issue is whether EPA can consider beyond-the-fenceline strategies like generation shifting; a “no” answer from the Supreme Court could limit the efficacy of any rulemaking. The combined cases are slated for one hour of arguments, with a ruling expected by the end of term in late June or early July.