A majority of states have now joined in opposition to the proposed EPA carbon dioxide standards for power plants. In addition to opposition from state governments, the Senate has proposed resolutions to overturn the Clean Power Plan (Plan). Opponents of the Plan claim that the establishment of a cap and trade system for carbon emissions from power plants should have been authorized by Congress and not by executive action from the White House and the EPA. Both Congress and the Senate are expected to take up the proposed resolutions blocking the Plan in the next few weeks.
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