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Former EPA general counsel discusses appeals board decision on Utah power plant permit

Earlier this month, U.S. EPA's Environmental Appeals Board remanded a Utah power plant permitting decision to its Region 8 office, asking the regional office to consider the regulation of greenhouse gases before approving the project. Will the EAB's decision put a hold on the development and construction of new coal-fired power plants? During today's OnPoint, Roger Martella, a former general counsel for EPA, and now a partner at Sidley Austin, reacts to the appeals board's decision and explains how the decision will affect permitting for new coal-fired power plants in the future. Martella also gives his take on whether the incoming Obama administration should use the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions.