The National Resources Defense Council invited Professor Franz Litz to participate in a panel it convened this week to discuss the Clean Air Act. Representatives from the NRDC stated that President Obama could cut power plant emissions by a third by 2025 if he were to invoke the Clean Air Act. Furthermore, they said, the President would not need Congressional approval to do so.
Prof. Litz, Executive Director of the Pace Energy & Climate Center, said he had been invited to speak about how states would react to the proposal.
“There is inherent flexibility in this proposal,” Prof. Litz is quoted as saying in an article that ran in “USA Today.”