Montgomery Quoted on Biggest Environmental Law Cases of 2021

Partner Jane Montgomery was quoted on the US Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in a significant climate change case that could limit EPA’s ability to require systemwide emissions reductions measures for power plants, and impact federal agency authority over statutes like the Clean Air Act.

Jane signaled it was time for the justices to speak on the issue.

“That answer will either spur action from Congress to clarify EPA’s authority or it won’t,” she said. “But at least regulated communities will have an answer about EPA’s authority to regulate non-emitting units and what a ‘system’ is or is not. The fallout will be squarely in Congress’ lap.”

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