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Clinton adviser: Obama climate plan may have to be redesigned

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is not ruling out the possibility of a federal appeals court striking down portions of President Obama’s landmark climate regulations, a Clinton adviser said.

Trevor Houser said Wednesday that even though the Clean Power Plan has been halted by the Supreme Court until all legal review is competed, Clinton is “optimistic that it will be upheld.”

Oral arguments will be heard Sept. 27 in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, just about five weeks before the election in November.

Houser suggested Clinton’s campaign has thought through scenarios in which federal judges send the rule back to the Environmental Protection Agency to make fixes, which would mean reproposing the plan under a Clinton presidency.

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