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EPA Carbon Standards for the Power Sector – and Beyond | Thomas Lorenzen, Dorsey & Whitney

On September 20, the EPA proposed New Source Performance Standards to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. The standards will likely face court challenges: the National Association of Manufacturers, National Mining Association, US Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups have spoken out against the regulations. Meanwhile, the agency plans to propose standards for existing power plants by June 1 of next year.

We spoke with Thomas Lorenzen, partner at Dorsey & Whitney and former assistant chief in the Department of Justice’s environment and natural resources division, about the standards’ prospects and their potential impact on business.