Environmental and Natural Resources Partner Peter Glaser co-authored an opinion piece in the August 2 edition of the Wall Street Journal titled, “States Should Shun the EPA’s New Power Mandate.” Glaser and co-author Hal Quinn, president and chief executive of the National Mining Association, say that the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan will not significantly reduce climate change but will impose significant costs on all electricity rate payers for decades to come.

Glaser and Quinn suggest that the EPA is overstepping its reach by ignoring words in the Clean Air Act that limit the agency’s authority. The EPA cannot force the change of state electric grids with “arbitrary reduction targets.” The two offer that states should decline the EPA’s invitation to develop a state plan and “take their chances with a federal plan.” To subscribe or read the full story, click here.