April 23, 2020 – Today, the Clinic filed an amicus brief in American Lung Association v. EPA (D.C. Cir. No. 19-1140), the litigation over the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, EPA’s replacement for the Clean Power Plan. The ACE Rule dramatically weakens the greenhouse gas emissions limits for existing coal-fired power plants. The Clinic’s brief, filed on behalf of a number of leading climate scientists, economists, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, argues that the ACE Rule is inconsistent with EPA’s own factfinding about the hazards of the climate change, particularly given the risks of exceeding climate “tipping points” and the key role that power sector emissions reductions must play in decarbonizing the entire economy.
Clinical students Jason Bell, JD’21 and Ashton Macfarlane, JD’21 worked on the brief under the supervision of Deputy Director Shaun Goho.
Click here to view the Clinic’s brief: Amicus Brief, American Lung Association v. EPA (D.C. Cir. No. 19-1140)