Kan. Wants DC Circ. To Block Cross-State Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT) -- The state of Kansas sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in an attempt to block a rule that would require states to cut power plant emissions that pollute nearby states, objecting to the Jan. 1 compliance deadline.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, filed suit in the D.C. Circuit to block the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which is intended to protect downwind states from air pollution generated in upwind states such as Kansas.

Schmidt, however, said that the Jan. 1 deadline would...
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