January 25, 2022
|William Boyd, Cara Horowitz, Andria So
Emmett Institute faculty members William Boyd and Cara Horowitz and Emmett/Frankel Fellow Andria So submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the case challenging EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from certain power plants. The brief was submitted on behalf of U.S. electricity grid experts Benjamin F. Hobbs, Brendan Kirby, Kenneth J. Lutz, and James D. McCalley. The brief argues that effective power-sector pollution controls work with the distinctive characteristics of electricity and the interconnectedness of the regional grids; that power companies and grid operators have historically responded to air pollution controls by shifting to lower-emitting generators; and that CO2 pollution control measures are incorporated easily into power-sector operations.