Michael Nasi is a partner with Jackson Walker LLP where he practices environmental and energy law. He secures environmental permits for and is active in state and federal policy development on behalf of the electric power generation and mining industries. He helps coordinate multi-state outreach efforts regarding EPA’s carbon dioxide regulations and has been involved in national and multi-state carbon capture technology development initiatives for the past 14 years. Nasi is counsel for rural electric cooperatives, mining companies, and other electric generation interests in ongoing EPA proceedings and appeals pending before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the immediate past chairman of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and an appointed member of the legislatively-created TCEQ Pollution Control Property Tax Exemption Advisory Committee.
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The Clean Power Plan is an unprecedented and unconstitutional attempt at a power grab by the EPA. In direct conflict with the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, EPA intends to take over roles reserved to the states and remake them in their vision – including a takeover of electricity production, consumption and distribution.
Mike Nasi with the group Balanced Energy Texas tells us why his group is opposed to a new federal proposal designed to reign in greenhouse gases.
Obama’s unworkable Clean Power Plan would be economically disastrous for Texas and poses very real electric reliability concerns.
The Texas Legislature should not create plans to implement and enforce unjust, flawed, inflexible and unconstitutional EPA regulations, which the EPA lacks the authority to create or enforce.
On Friday, July 15, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed the United States EPA a stinging double defeat on its partial disapproval of Texas’ regional haze rule.
The Clean Power Plan makes electricity more expensive, hurts consumers, is likely unconstitutional, and does little to improve the environment.