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Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan Will Have Global Ramifications

The DC. Court of Appeals began hearing arguments recenlty in an historic session taken "en banc" - with a roster of 10 judges hearing a case that challenges President Obama's Clean Power plan. Specifically, some industry associations are challenging new targets for coal plants that would require a 32 percent reduction in carbon emission by 2030. More generally, the case highlights challenges to Obama's use of his executive powers to regulate the electricity industry in a way that will help the US meet international targets for reduction in carbon emissions.
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