Regulation:

Former EPA general counsel Martella discusses legal impacts of new power plant rule delay

With U.S. EPA likely missing the April 13 deadline for finalizing its New Source Performance Standards and indications the agency may be reworking the proposed rule, what is the future of air regulations during President Obama's second term? During today's OnPoint, Roger Martella, a partner at Sidley Austin and the former general counsel at EPA, discusses the legal issues surrounding an NSPS delay and explains the agency's possible reasoning for considering moving forward with revisions. Martella also outlines his expectations for Gina McCarthy's confirmation hearings to head EPA.