Paul Gutermann Quoted on EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Ruling

Paul Gutermann, a partner in Akin Gump’s environment and natural resources practice, is quoted in the Law360 article “Delay Doesn’t Spell Doom For EPA Plant Emissions Rule” discussing the Environmental Protection Agency’s delay of a rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions for new power plants. The article notes that the EPA first proposed the new limits in March 2012; a final rule was due in the past week, but the agency missed that deadline.

In the face of court challenges, the EPA could reconsider its classification of new coal and gas plants in the same emissions category, which, Gutermann says, “is probably their greatest vulnerability to judicial review.” That said, Gutermann points out that the EPA typically doesn’t propose “anything they don’t believe is going to survive judicial review.”