AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Senior Fellow Mario Loyola on the unconstitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The paper, The EPA’s Dangerous New Power Grab, examines the origins and legality of the CPP.

“The Clean Power Plan is a dangerous gambit to expand EPA author­ity far beyond the Clean Air Act, through the coercive threat of ruining the states’ economies, and endangering health and safety, if state governments do not pledge to reorganize their power sectors according to EPA dictates,” said Loyola. “The Clean Power Plan is unconstitutionally coercive of the states in a way the Supreme Court has never upheld. Moreover, the plan faces serious statutory hurdles. And the EPA has failed to demon­strate that the plan would have any health or environmental benefits at all.”
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Mario Loyola is a Senior Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is the author of a major study of the Clean Power Plan, "EPA's Unprecedented Power Grab" in the spring 2015 issue of National Affairs.

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

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