(KCPW News) Just one month after environmental groups secured a major win in the battle over regulating carbon dioxide emissions at coal-fired power plants, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson filed a contrary ruling. Now the future of coal power is up in the air, as the Bush Administration has punted the controversy to Barack Obama's incoming EPA chief. KCPW's Elizabeth Ziegler spoke with Sierra Club attorney David Bookbinder about the contrary rulings.
David Bookbinder is an attorney for the Sierra Club, and worked on the lawsuit against the Bonanza coal plant. The group's eventual win in the EPA's Appeals Board was heralded as a major milestone, as it was the first test of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on regulating carbon dioxide emissions at power plants.