Air Pollution Rule Struck Down | August 27, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 35 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 90 Issue 35 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 27, 2012 | Web Date: August 23, 2012

Air Pollution Rule Struck Down

Clean Air: Court says EPA went too far with rule to reduce emissions that cross state lines
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Clean Air Act, EPA, cross-state air pollution, appeals court

Adivided federal appeals court last week struck down an EPA rule designed to reduce power-plant air pollution that crosses state boundaries, saying the agency had exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act.

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with more than three dozen challengers to EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The court said the agency . . .

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