What Happens to the Clean Power Plan Under Clinton or Trump?

By Jack Fitzpatrick, Morning Consult.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are miles apart on the greenhouse gas-cutting Clean Power Plan. She’s for it. He’s against it. No matter the polarized rhetoric, the plan’s future is much more convoluted than “live or die,” in part because its fate lies in the hands of the courts.

Outside observers and attorneys involved in the lawsuit say the federal government’s actions on greenhouse gases could go in a few different directions, depending on the outcome of the election and an eventual likely high court ruling.

Supporters of the plan, meanwhile, are debating two alternate routes a Clinton administration could take if the plan is struck down.