What Will Biden Do on Climate? Clean Air Act May Provide a Clue

A legislative solution to climate change policy is ideal, experts say, but if Congress fails to act, federal agencies can utilize tools like section 115 of the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions.

A legislative solution to climate change policy is ideal, experts say, but if Congress fails to act, President Joe Biden’s federal agencies can utilize tools like section 115 of the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions. (Source: HartEnergy.com; Nick_ Raille_07/Shutterstock.com)

A legislative solution to climate change policy is ideal, experts say, but if Congress fails to act, President Joe Biden’s federal agencies can utilize tools like section 115 of the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions. (Source: HartEnergy.com; Nick_ Raille_07/Shutterstock.com)

Climate policy has come to this: What will President Joe Biden do, and when and how will he do it?

The president’s infrastructure plan is mired in negotiations on Capitol Hill and the struggle to achieve bipartisan agreement on the cost, or even the definition of infrastructure, is what motivates many in Washington to pursue other options.

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Joseph Markman

Joseph Markman, senior editor for Hart Energy, covers midstream, markets and policy/regulations.