August 24, 2012
'NRDC Attorney: Cross-State Ruling a Prime Candidate for Reversal'
SNL Daily Coal Report / SNL Power Daily with Market Report
Kathleen C. Bassi
Identical articles in these companion publications quote Schiff Hardin Environmental Group attorney Kathleen C. Bassi responding to controversy over whether a federal court’s decision to strike down USEPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) will withstand appeals. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that CSAPR, a rule establishing a cap-and-trade program for states to cut power plant pollution, required emissions reductions in excess of what the law required and failed to give proper deference to states in setting the limits. Ms. Bassi commented that while she thought a further appeal would be heard, the FIP-first portion of the opinion is strong and that the court's majority opinion will stand.