"Judge Enmeshed In Clean Power Plan Battle To Retire"

"An appeals court judge who helped preserve Obama-era ozone protections, chided energy regulators for inadequate climate analysis and played a key role in legal wrangling over the Clean Power Plan is set to retire later this year.

Judge Thomas Griffith, tapped by a Republican president for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been part of several key rulings upholding environmental interests.

"Judge Griffith was an administrative-law nerd — even by D.C. Circuit standards — and followed the Administrative Procedure Act where it took him, even when the results sometimes cut against his perceived political leanings," said Hogan Lovells partner Sean Marotta."

Pamela King reports for Greenwire March 5, 2020.

Source: Greenwire, 03/06/2020