West Virginia Solicitor General to speak in Columbus on lawsuit against President Obama's Clean Power Plan

Jun 28, 2016

WHAT: Obama's Power Grab: An Insider's Look at the Case Against the Clean Power Plan, a luncheon hosted by The Buckeye Institute and the Columbus Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 East Broad St., Columbus, OH, 43215

WHO: Elbert Lin, Solicitor General of West Virginia and lead oral advocate in State of West Virginia, et al, v. EPA

WHY: President Obama's Clean Power Plan gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unprecedented authority to regulate carbon emissions across the country. To stop the EPA's unconstitutional actions, The Buckeye Institute, a coalition of groups, and 26 states, including Ohio, are suing the Obama Administration. 

In February, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the implementation of the Clean Power Plan while that litigation is ongoing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. As the Solicitor General of West Virginia, Elbert Lin is serving as the oral advocate for the plaintiffs. The Buckeye Institute estimates the Clean Power Plan would eliminate 33,000 manufacturing jobs in Ohio. 

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