State Policy Network Annual Meeting Recap

Last week, several NTU staff members attended the State Policy Network’s (SPN) Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With approximately 1,000 attendees – ranging from activists to politicians to scholars from various think tanks across the country – the event was well attended.

A highlight of the conference was the numerous panel discussions about the EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” rule, which was issued pursuant to Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The conversations centered on the rule’s impact on states and how lawmakers can respond to the challenges. The final rule from the EPA is expected to be published later this month. According to certain models, the costs of implementing the rule by 2030 would be between $5.1 billion and $8.4 billion.

Earlier this year, NTU wrote about the final rule. We will continue to monitor the final rule and update members about its threat to their wallets.