EEI joins fight against EPA power plant rule

By Niina H. Farah | 05/22/2024 01:46 PM EDT

The trade group asked a federal appeals court to allow it to back specific parts of the rule, even as it opposed the agency’s reliance on carbon capture technology.

A coal power plant.

A coal power plant. Jim Cole/AP

The Edison Electric Institute on Wednesday joined the growing fray opposing EPA’s latest rule to control greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, over concerns about the agency’s reliance on carbon capture technology.

The trade group for investor-owned electric utilities also asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for permission to defend certain aspects of EPA’s rule as an intervenor on the agency’s behalf.

Intervenor status would allow EEI to defend elements of the rule that are consistent with a clean energy transition and that do not harm reliability, said EEI President and CEO Dan Brouillette in a statement.


EEI supports EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, he said.