House panel looking at Clean Power Plan impact on states

The impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan on states will be the subject of a May 26 hearing by a subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

The Subcommittee on Environment will convene the hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and the ranking Democrat is Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon).

Witnesses scheduled to testify include Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Constitutional Accountability Center Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod and the executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative Charles McConnell.

The hearing is scheduled for Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building. For questions related to the hearing, please contact Majority Staff at 202-225-6371.

The EPA Clean Power Plan would require states to draft plans to cut power sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 32% by 2030. The U.S. Supreme Court has postponed or “stayed” implementation of the law until legal challenges to the regulations are resolved. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the case Sept. 27.

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