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Clean Air Act

Policy Integrity's Revesz and Lienke call 'war on coal' ahistorical

Is the Clean Air Act tragically flawed? In a new book, "Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the 'War on Coal,'" Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity, and Jack Lienke, a senior attorney at Policy Integrity, argue that a "tragic flaw" in the regulation has caused a decadeslong effort to undo the impacts of how the rule treats new sources versus existing sources. During today's OnPoint, Revesz and Lienke discuss regulatory efforts to reduce the use of coal and explain why they believe the idea of the "war on coal" is unsound.