Former air chief Holmstead discusses impact of cross-state rule rejection
Last month, in a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that U.S. EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule be remanded to the agency. What does the decision mean for the Obama EPA's overall approach to air regulation? During today's OnPoint, Jeff Holmstead, a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani and a former assistant administrator for air and radiation at EPA, discusses the impact of the court's ruling and explains what the next steps are for the agency. He also weighs in on states' rights following the decision.