2016 holds flurry of state planning, legal drama for Clean Power Plan

By Emily Holden, E&E Publishing.

U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan will continue to enjoy the spotlight in 2016 as the Obama administration works to follow through on international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

States must submit at least initial thoughts about how they might cut power-sector carbon emissions by Sept. 6.

Here are the top developments ClimateWire will be tracking in the meantime:

State, utility planning advances

Most states will submit status updates in the fall and request two-year extensions to send EPA their final carbon-slashing plans.