Update on EPA's Clean Power Plan

Yesterday, EPA announced the comment period for its draft regulation of existing power plants under § 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act would be extended.  The comment period will now remain open until December 1, 2014.  Opinions vary on why EPA extended the comment period, but it seems safe to say that if additional time helps agencies at both the state and federal level and those submitting comments arrive at a more agreeable rule, the time is well spent. 

For those interested, Legal Planet, a collaboration between two leading law schools has compiled a wealth of information on the Rule that can be found here