Free Beacon: Group Defending Power Plant Rule Secretly Talked With EPA, Emails Show

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by Lachlan Markay
Washington Free Beacon

An environmental consulting firm that has secretly worked behind the scenes to support Environmental Protection Agency regulations released a study on Wednesday declaring one of the agency’s most controversial regulations sound.

M.J. Bradley & Associates released an analysis of the EPA’s regulations on carbon emissions from existing power plants on Wednesday. The consulting firm concluded that the regulations are “very achievable,” a key metric that could determine their validity in the face of ongoing legal challenges…

Horner’s Energy and Environment Legal Institute has filed briefs in the lawsuit seeking to block EPA’s power plant rule. The group claims that the EPA did not disclose the extent of environmental groups’ roles in crafting the rule.

A key player in the institute’s argument is Michael Goo, a former EPA policy chief who led early agency efforts to craft power plant regulations.

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2016-01-29T14:16:12+00:00January 15th, 2016|EPA, Green Groups, Horner, Media Coverage, Scandal, Suits, Transparency|