Peabody hires a well-known gun, but still shoots with blanks

Laurence Tribe is lending his professorial name and fame to the US coal-giant's various legal arguments against the EPA's coal plant plan - but the Supreme Court is still against them.

NRDC

Professor Laurence H. Tribe has had a long and distinguished career as a progressive legal thinker and a tireless advocate for such worthy causes as freedom of speech and LGBT rights. He won a 1982 Supreme Court victory for California and NRDC upholding the state's moratorium on new nuclear power plants. He has also chosen to represent corporate polluters on more than a few occasions, for example, in unsuccessful challenges to the constitutionality of Clean Air Act air quality standards and Superfund clean-up requirements. Now he's lending his name and fame to coal-giant Peabody Energy in comments attacking EPA's proposed limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan

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