Court Action May Speed up Resolution of Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON (May 16, 2016) –The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said today that the full court will hear oral arguments on the Clean Power Plan on September 27th, 2016.  A three-judge panel had been scheduled to hear the case on June 2nd.

David Doniger, director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement:

“The court's order today may well speed up final resolution of the case. We look forward to our day in court – and remain confident that the Clean Power Plan will prevail over efforts by polluters and their allies to block climate action.''


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