Climate:

Former EPA general counsel Martella discusses Obama administration's options on regulation

With the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Massachusetts v. EPA decision just weeks away, will the Obama administration take the symbolic step of acting on emissions regulation on, or around the anniversary? During today's OnPoint, Roger Martella, former general counsel at U.S. EPA, outlines the Obama administration's various options for moving forward on emissions regulation. Martella, now a partner at Sidley Austin, explains how an endangerment finding would affect EPA's regulatory framework. He also discusses how the lack of certainty for the permitting of new projects could stall stimulus-related ventures.