Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Fueling Freedom Project released a policy perspective paper titled, “An Executive Summary of the Clean Power Plan Court Briefings.” The special report was written by Michael J. Nasi, Mark Walters, and Jacob Arechiga from the Environmental & Legislative Practice Group at Jackson Walker L.L.P. in Austin, Texas. “This summary is an attempt to make more accessible what was covered in 4,225 pages of briefings,” said principal author Mike Nasi. “Although this summary by no means provides an exhaustive discussion of the extensive legal briefing, it addresses the arguments and counter-arguments that will most likely form the basis of the decisions rendered by the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court.”

In State of West Virginia, et al. v. EPA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 28 states and over 120 companies and organizations challenged the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rules, which seek to regulate emissions from new and existing coal-fired power plants. TPPF’s Center for the American Future and the Pacific Legal Foundation jointly submitted an amicus brief in the case. Senior Attorney Ted Hadzi-Antich will represent TPPF throughout the upcoming hearings.
 
On February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court stayed the EPA rule pending arguments on the merits.  A hearing before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled for September 27, 2016.
 
To view the full paper, please visit: http://txpo.li/executive-summary-cpp-court-briefings
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Nasi or Mr. Hadzi-Antich please contact Elizabeth Lincicome at elincicome@texaspolicy.com or 919-744-8087

Ted Hadzi-Antich is the senior attorney in the Center for the American Future. He has served for 40 years as a lawyer in a variety of capacities in federal and state government, private practice, law teaching, in-house corporate counseling, and public interest advocacy.

Mike Nasi is a partner with Jackson Walker LLP where he practices environmental and energy law.  He is a nationally-recognized expert in Clean Air Act issues relating to electric power generation and steel manufacturing and recycling.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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