Laurence Tribe: The Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional

///Laurence Tribe: The Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional

by Laurence H. Tribe
Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

The EPA acts as though it has the legislative authority to re-engineer the nation’s electric generating system and power grid. It does not.

As a law professor, I taught the nation’s first environmental law class 45 years ago. As a lawyer, I have supported countless environmental causes. And as a father and grandfather, I want to leave the Earth in better shape than when I arrived.

Nonetheless, I recently filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency urging the agency to withdraw its Clean Power Plan, a regulatory proposal to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s electric power plants. In my view, coping with climate change is a vital end, but it does not justify using unconstitutional means.

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2014-12-23T10:15:33+00:00December 22nd, 2014|GHG Rule|