How a drafting error could doom Obama's carbon regulations

Looks like the government needs a copy editor...

On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its "Clean Power Plan," a new proposed rule for power plants that could fundamentally alter America's energy landscape. The Plan, which would require a 30 percent reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions from electrical generation by 2030, has enormous implications for the course of the U.S. economy and electrical grid. If implemented, it could be one of the most important features of Obama's legacy as president.

To be implemented, though, the Clean Power Plan must first survive a court challenge. And that's a big problem for the administration, because the EPA's assertion of authority in the rule is likely illegal on many levels.

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