Manatt Division Chair Discusses EPA Power Proposal

New EPA Rules May Speed Up Changes in How You Get Power
– Washington Examiner

Manatt's Craig Moyer, chair of the firm's Land, Environment and Natural Resources division, discussed with the Washington Examiner regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that could affect how America gets its power.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, the EPA said it wanted to recognize what states are currently doing on renewable energy adoption, energy efficiency measures and reliance on coal-fired power. It also considered the limiting factors to shifting away from coal, such as whether a state can reasonably provide significant amounts of wind power.

How the utility and state regulators choose to replace coal-fired power coming off the grid is where things can get interesting, Moyer said.

"The rubber will meet the road at the power-generating facilities, so every state is going to be looking at this within their own borders," he said.

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